Authorities Identify Dead Man Atop Tractor-Trailer, Confirm Suicide by Truck
Grand Junction, CO – Authorities have confirmed the body found atop a tractor-trailer at a United States Postal Service (USPS) facility in Grand Junction yesterday is the result of a suicide.
Sara Spaulding with the Wheat Ridge Police Department (WRPD), who is handling the case, confirmed to Transportation Nation Network (TNN) the victim is 20-year-old Vincent Sager.
As TNN reported on Thursday, a big rig traveled from Kansas to Glenwood Springs, CO during the overnight hours and into the early morning of June 11.
The truck’s driver told police that while traveling under an overpass on Interstate 70 through Wheat Ridge — which is near Denver — he heard a loud noise.
The driver reportedly pulled over to investigate and discovered damage to the top of his tractor.
Not noticing the body on top of his trailer, investigators say he then proceeded to make his drop in Glenwood Springs, which is approximately 155 miles.
The trailer was transferred to another truck — owned by Beco Inc. — and a second driver continued on to the trailer’s final destination in Grand Junction.
Around 6 a.m., an employee at the USPS in Grand Junction noticed a man on top of the trailer.
Thinking the man was asleep, the employee called the police.
When authorities with GJPD arrived, they discovered Sager’s deceased body.
Spaulding told TNN the incident is believed to be a suicide.
Thus, authorities are not currently looking for any persons of interest.
GJPD handed the entire investigation over to WRPD, as that is where Sager is believed to have died.
Officials with WRPD are asking anyone with any information on Sager’s death to call (303) 235-2947.
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