Fuel prices cited in suicide

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TRURO, N.S. – A 36-year-old Newfoundland trucker hanged himself from his truck’s exhaust stacks in early April, leaving behind a suicide note that complained of personal problems and the high price of fuel.

Many motorists drove by his truck parked on the shoulder of Hwy. 104, oblivious to the driver hanging from the passenger side of the truck.

The man used an orange extension cord to hang himself and was declared dead at the scene. n

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