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13 truckers line freeway to save man who wanted to jump off overpass

OAK PARK, Mich. (WNEM) -- A group of truckers are being praised for helping to prevent a man from committing suicide on a Detroit freeway.

With the help of Michigan State Police, 13 semi-trucks created a wall on the I-696 freeway to save the man who was considering jumping off the overpass early Tuesday.

Chris Harrison, who in a Facebook post claimed he was part of the “trucker wall,” said it all started with one truck, reports the Detroit Free-Press

Shortly after, the man was talked down from the edge and taken to the hospital for an evaluation, according to WJBK.

Michigan State Police later posted a photo on Twitter of the semi-trucks lining the street:

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