Overpass Jumper Ties Up Traffic

POSTED: Friday, June 5, 2009 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm

EL PASO-- A traffic accident tied up traffic for miles on I-10 east after deputies say a man successfully committed suicide.
Deputies say a 47-year old man was driving his SUV when all of a sudden he swerved in front of a tractor trailer.
He did this twice with no success. So deputies say he pulled over then jumped from the highway to his death below on to Gateway East and East Lake. He died on impact.
The driver of the traffic trailer is ok but traffic and all on ramps from Americas to Eastlake on I-10 east were closed.

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