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13 truck drivers prevent suicide attempt by lining up under highway bridge

On Tuesday morning, 13 heroic Michigan truckers stopped their vehicles in the middle of I-696 to create both a wall and a makeshift platform to shorten the distance the man would have fallen if he had jumped.

According to local news station Fox 2 Detroit, police received a call just before 1 a.m. that an unidentified man was standing on the overpass threatening to jump. When the Michigan State Police arrived, they closed all lanes of the 696 and signaled semi-trailer trucks to stop under the bridge and form a wall, covering both sides of the freeway.