Woman dies after jumping from I-35 overpass

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Heavy traffic backed up along Interstate 35 over the lunch hour while authorities investigated an incident where a woman jumped from an overpass at 51st Street, according to police officials.

Emergency crews responded to 5100 North I-35 Southbound when a car hit the woman after she jumped from the overpass shortly before noon.

AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) - Heavy traffic backed up along Interstate 35 over the lunch hour while authorities investigated an incident where a woman jumped from an overpass at 51st Street, according to police officials.

Emergency crews responded to 5100 North I-35 Southbound when a car hit the woman after she jumped from the overpass shortly before noon. Cars heading south hit her one or two times, according to officials.

EMS took the woman to University Medical Center Brackenridge where she later died.

“Remain patient and alert for public safety personnel working int he area,” Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted after the collision.

Crews closed off lanes of I-35 heading south during the investigation before reopening them around 1:30 p.m.


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