Police: Man committed suicide in Bedford hit-and-run
State police say what appeared to be a hit-and-run incident at an Interstate 684 rest stop in Bedford Tuesday night was actually a suicide.
Police say 40-year-old Michael McGrane, of Katonah, purposely jumped in front of a tractor-trailer at about 7 p.m. and died.
The rest stop was shut down for several hours as police investigated McGrane's death. Though a truck was pulled over after the crash, police say the driver involved has not been located. They say he might not even have known he hit someone.
"We care about [the family] and even though we don't see them everyday and be with them everyday, they are a member of our lives and it's a bad time of year for such a loss," says Bridget Abatecoli, a neighbor of McGrane and his family.
Sources tell police that McGrane, a financial advisor for Smith Barney, may have been going through financial trouble. There is no word on whether the driver will face any charges. The New York State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call 914-277-3651.