Man Who Jumped From Overpass Dies

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  A man who jumped from a highway overpass into rush hour traffic on I-55 Tuesday morning has died of his injuries.

The unidentified man was believed to be in his 80’s.

He jumped from the Lafayette St. overpass onto northbound 55 just past the merge with I-44, briefly halting rush hour traffic.

Despite landing in the traffic lanes some 25 below the overpass, the man was not struck by any cars.

He was reportedly still conscious and moaning when rescuers reached him, despite grievous injuries.

The man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.


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