Olivia Heersink

LAPORTE COUNTY — A Michigan City man died Tuesday after he jumped off an overpass onto Interstate 80/94, striking a semitrailer, police said.

Witnesses told police the 47-year-old stopped his burgundy pickup truck on the bridge near County Line Road, got out of the vehicle and leaped from the guard rail about 1 p.m.

The man then struck the windshield of a semi driving eastbound below the overpass, bouncing off the trailer before going through its roof, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaPorte County coroner.

Police said the driver of the semi — a 38-year-old man from Ontario, Canada — was not injured.