Man left car running on roadway before being struck and killed

Man left car running on roadway before being struck and killed

FAIRVIEW PARK, OH (WOIO) - It is a highway death that puzzled investigators. A man parked his car on the side of Interstate 480, got out of the car and was hit by a passing bread truck.

He was not changing a tire and his car was in working order.

"He ended up in the roadway and got struck, but we don't know at this point exactly why he was there, if he intended to be or if he had issues," said Fairview Park Police Chief Erich Upperman.

Just after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Brian Hollingsworth of Middleburg Heights was killed near the Metroparks Bridge over the highway.

Hollingsworth was a married father of three. He enlisted in the Marines after 9/11 and served in Iraq.

There were no notes left or obvious indications that Hollingsworth was troubled, which has investigators digging for more, according to Chief Upperman.

"My detective in charge of the detective bureau is interviewing co-workers, his boss, has spoken with the family," said Chief Upperman.

Accident, on purpose, or not, on a heavily-traveled highway like I-480, cars were forced to swerve.

Chief Upperman said the truck driver told investigators, "he was driving and the guy went right in front of his truck, we don't know if he intended it or not."

No official ruling on the cause of death is expected until the investigation is complete.

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