I-70 Semi Death May Be Suicide

by Kelly Mills on July 15, 2009 at 11:19 am

A Florida man was killed last night when he jumped from a moving semi truck on Interstate 70 westbound.

The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol says around 10:10 last night 51-year-old Kerry Levine picked up his coat and jumped out of a semi near the Interstate 70 and 77 connection in Cambridge.

“They’re kind of piecing it all together at this time, but at this time preliminarily it just looks like a suicide, he just decided to jump out of the vehicle, but we don’t know exactly why, whether there were other issues or not,” says Lt. Jeff LaRoche, Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol.

Levine was a passenger in the Riverside Transportation semi driven by 38-year-old Robert Burns of Texas.

Levine and the driver knew each other for several years and were traveling together.

“He had known him for sometime, they were acquaintances. He had been with him for approximately a week before this. They’ve taken a detailed statement from him. They’ve also taken some additional statements from people on the highway that night,” LaRoche says.

Troopers are still unsure why Levine decided to jump. He had a warrant for his arrest in Florida on a probation violation for a drug conviction.

His death remains under investigation.