Fake-News - "FedEx Delivery Driver Commits Suicide After Destroying Children’s Christmas"
December 20, 2014
The article below: "Delivery Driver Commits Suicide After Destroying Children’s Christmas," published on fake or news satirical website "www.dailyleak.org", which claims the FedEx driver who crashed his truck and destroyed hundreds of packages on Interstate 287 in New Jersey just 10 days before Christmas, was bullied into committing suicide by people on popular social networking website Facebook.
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But, this is not true. The FedEx driver did not commit suicide. It is reported that he was trying to avoid a tire on the road which caused the truck to turn over. He only suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The Fake Article or Hoax
Angry Facebook users took to social media network to slam a delivery driver who crashed his truck and destroyed hundreds of packages just 10 days before Christmas.
The trailer rolled over and broke open on the Interstate in New Jersey.
No injuries were reported, according to local news, but Facebook commenters would not let up on the unfortunate driver. Many appeared to care more about the damaged gifts than the safety of the driver and other local mmuters.
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