Monday, August 20, 2012

Fatal leap

Geeze I drove thru there about 6:45 this morning.

Man leaps to his death on 1604
by Greg Anglin - Express-News

A man died this morning after he jumped from the Green Mountain Road overpass onto westbound Loop 1604 and was run over by an 18-wheeler and several other vehicles, WOAI radio says.

Police said the man was sitting on the overpass railing about 7 a.m. when officers approached to ask him what he was doing. He then jumped and was immediately hit by the truck, police said.

That section of 1604 has been closed, backing up traffic on the Northeast Side, the station says.