Fatal Fall Closes Highway Lanes

By Michael Gehlken
|  Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011  |  Updated 7:50 PM PDT
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Fatal Fall Closes Highway Lanes

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Eastbound lanes of state Route 94 were shut down Tuesday afternoon in Lemon Grove when a male person fatally jumped from an overpass onto the pavement below, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The person, whose age and identity have not been released, fell before 6 p.m.

Witnesses called emergency services reporting a jumper, the spokesman said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Commuters experienced heavy traffic delays.

At about 6 p.m., they were diverted off the highway at Lemon Grove Avenue.

At 7:33 p.m., all lanes were re-opened.


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