Man falls to death from Pine I-5 overpass

A man has fallen to his death this afternoon from the Pike Pine Street overpass of I-5. According to witness reports, the man landed in the northbound lanes of the highway after jumping from the overpass just before 4 PM.

Traffic in the area is backed up in the three right lanes of northbound I-5 and Metro buses are being re-routed to surface streets.

A Seattle Fire spokesperson tells CHS that it is believed the man intentionally jumped. Firefighters reported that the man was in his 60s and died at the scene.

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