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Man dead after fall into I-5 traffic

Posted on February 22, 2014 | in News | by

Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Transportation personnel cover the body of an unidentified man who fell into northbound traffic from an overpass approximately two miles north of Lane along Interstate 5. The incident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. on Feb. 22. (Aron Graham/The Torch)

A traffic collision has left an unidentified man dead along Interstate 5 approximately two miles north of Lane.

According to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, a man scaled the overpass fence near Exit 191 before falling into northbound traffic at approximately 1 p.m. on Feb. 22.

The Lane County Medical Examiner will determine whether the death was a suicide.

Oregon State Police is investigating the incident.

CLARIFICATION: It is unclear whether the man jumped or fell from the overpass. The Torch has updated this report accordingly.

Taya Alami

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