Columbia man killed after jumping from bridge

11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago July 27, 2016 Jul 27, 2016 Wednesday, July 27 2016 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:07:00 AM CDT in Top Stories
By: Anna Jaoudi, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A man was struck and killed by a car Tuesday after jumping from Providence Bridge onto I-70 Westbound. 

Officers were dispatched to Providence Road and I-70 at 10:36 p.m after a caller reported to Boone County Joint Communications that a male was looking and leaning on the guardrail over Providence Bridge.

When officers arrived on the scene the subject jumped off the bridge onto I-70 Westbound. He was struck by a vehicle. When medics arrived they pronounced the subject dead at the scene.

Officers shut down I-70 Westbound from Range Line Street to West Boulevard for three hours. 

The subject was later identified as a 37-year-old male from Columbia. The family has been notified.

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