A man died after leaping onto I-5 from the Madison overpass in an apparent suicide Sunday morning.
Traffic was backed up for miles during the emergency response in the northbound lanes of the freeway near the Convention Center. Seattle Fire confirms that the man was died of his injuries before arriving at the hospital.
In February, CHS reported on the lack of barriers on Seattle’s busy pedestrian overpasses over I-5.
This is the fourth I-5 jumping death CHS has reported on involving Capitol Hill and First Hill area overpasses since September. WSDOT and the City of Seattle say they do not track suicide statistics for the overpasses.