Doug Edward Marcus, 33, was killed Feb. 9 when he walked in front of a semi tractor-trailer in Phoenix, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Marcus, of Phoenix, walked across the 7th Street onramp of Interstate 10, passed through a gravel gore area and then walked into the far right lane of I-10 – directly into the path of a semi.
The semi’s driver saw Marcus and swerved to avoid him, but Marcus kept walking into the pathway of the truck with his arms up in the air.
DPS officers and bystanders began CPR while the Phoenix Fire Department made its way to the scene. Marcus was dead by the time the fire department arrived, shortly after the 2 p.m. incident.
Marcus’s death blocked traffic for several hours in the area
Although the Arizona Department of Public Safety originally said Doug Marcus was 36, his correct age is 33, according to a Feb. 15 update from AZDPS. The only other information AZDPS provided was that Marcus lived in Phoenix.
A family friend confirmed that this Doug Marcus is the same one whose family lives in Highland Park and grew up in Illinois.
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