The incident blocked several lanes of southbound I-5 on April 12. Washington State Patrol photo

The incident blocked several lanes of southbound I-5 on April 12. Washington State Patrol photo

Man jumps to death from freeway overpass near Federal Way

Incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. April 12 near the S. 375th Street overpass.

A man has died after jumping from a freeway overpass near Federal Way on Monday afternoon.

At about 1:30 p.m. April 12, Federal Way officers were dispatched to a possible suicidal man near the South 375th Street overpass of Interstate 5, according to Cmdr. Kurt Schwan of Federal Way police.

As officers were arriving, they witnessed the victim jumping from the bridge onto the freeway below, Schwan said. The victim, a man in his early 20s, died as a result of the injuries sustained.

Officers are on scene with Washington State Patrol troopers conducting the investigation and a portion of southbound I-5 remains closed. The incident has resulted in a 4-mile traffic backup, according to a tweet from Washington State Patrol.

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