• Man dies after jumping off overpass onto Florida interstate

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - A man who jumped from an overpass onto a South Florida interstate Wednesday was hit by a car and killed, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

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    The incident occurred on I-95 in Deerfield Beach, authorities told the newspaper.

    “It appears to be a suicide, but we can’t make that determination yet,” said Lt. Alvaro Feola, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol.

    The man, who has not been identified, jumped in front of a Nissan Rogue driven by Jami Lercher, 39, as the Miami resident was traveling south at 11:40 p.m., the Sun-Sentinel reported.

    Lercher’s vehicle hit the man and spun out of control, traveling over several lanes until it hit a concrete median and stopped in the road’s emergency shoulder, the newspaper reported.

    Lercher suffered minor injuries. The pedestrian died at the scene, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

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