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Man Jumps Onto I-680 Freeway From Bridge

Update: The coroner's office was investigating an apparent suicide at the Treat Boulevard overcrossing Tuesday morning.

Update, 4:45 p.m., more details of investigation.

The sheriff's office is investigating the apparent suicide of a 32-year-old man jumping from the freeway overpass at Treat Boulevard onto Interstate 680 Tuesday morning. 

The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, landed on southbound I-680 where he was pronounced dead, according to Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Lee. It is considered a suicide case, Lee said.

The coroner's office is investigating the incident, said Lee.

At about 9:15 a.m., authorities received a call from someone reporting a person standing on the Treat Boulevard overpass. The caller thought the person might jump, and the person did indeed jump onto the roadway, Lee said. The Treat Boulevard bridge has a nine-foot-high, chain-link fence by the sidewalk on the north side, and descends roughly 20 feet to the freeway below. A number of units of different jurisdictions reported to the scene.

Three southbound lanes of I-680 were closed between highway 242 and Treat Boulevard. The lanes re-opened in the late morning.

Victor September 28, 2012 at 06:28 AM
RIP Johnny. You will truly be missed. Condolences to the family.
Chris F. September 28, 2012 at 07:32 AM
@Karen, Although I did not know the man, It did not affect my day that he made the jump, I did read many posts that I thought were way beyond PC and I did not say WTF to the people.. It is humbling when people actually step forth and say I am Sorry
Joseph P October 02, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Everybody who ever came in contact with Johnny knows how good of a man he was. RIP BRO U WILL BE MISSED.
Sean Thouey Damrong October 08, 2012 at 12:29 AM
whoever this JED guy is that commented on my cousin on the other threAD til it had to be shut down, i pray also for you and your soul that i dont ever run into you. you sad excuse of a human being . RIP sangNoi from Thuey(sahng) JED u will repent..510!
isis yee October 17, 2012 at 08:37 AM
we will always love you Airnoi we will never know anyone like you. we miss you every day.It's hard to go on with out you. I know you never ment to hurt any one by what you did.

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