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Police: Man dies after jumping from I-5 overpass near Glenwood

EUGENE, Ore. -- A 21-year-old Springfield man died Saturday afternoon after he fell onto Interstate 5 from the Glenwood exit overpass, Oregon State Police said.


State Police officials said they are investigating the death as a suicide.


"We talked to a witness who said the person was by themself, climbed over the railing and jumped," said Oregon State Police Sgt. Michael Brewster.


Sgt. Brewster said troopers are looking for a driver who may have hit the man after he fell onto the roadway. Witness statements said the vehicle was a white Ford F-150 pickup.


ODOT closed down the right lane of Interstate 5 northbound for over an hour while troopers conducted an investigation.


Any other witnesses, including the driver of the unidentified pickup, are asked to contact Senior Trooper Youngblood at (541) 726-2536 ext. 425.


For those seeking help, Lane County Public Health offers resources through the Lane County Suicide Prevention Program.


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