Coroner: Pedestrian died by suicide on I-83

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
511PA

The pedestrian killed Friday morning in a crash on Interstate 83 died by suicide, according to a York County Coroner's Office news release.

William Holliday, 22, of the 3100 block of North George Street in Manchester Township, died at 8:11 a.m. Friday after he was struck by two tractor-trailers.

Holliday was walking near mile marker 22 about 5:50 a.m. when he "intentionally positioned himself in the path of oncoming traffic along the interstate," the release states.

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He was struck by two tractor-trailers and died immediately at the scene from multiple blunt-force trauma, according to the release.

The coroner's office and Pennsylvania State Police investigated the incident. The truck drivers are cooperating with police, according to the release.

There will be no autopsy.

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Friday's fatality shut down northbound lanes between Exit 22 (North George Street) and Exit 24 (Emigsville) and stalled morning commuters for about three hours.