A woman died Tuesday morning after a fall onto I-5 below the Madison overpass.
A Washington State Patrol spokesperson said that two of the freeway’s northbound lanes were closed for a death investigation Tuesday morning. Around 8:15 AM, Seattle Police responded to a report that a woman had fallen or jumped from the overpass. A driver witnessed the incident and a purse was found on the sidewalk above the scene, according to police radio dispatches.
Seattle Fire responded to the scene which also involved a motor vehicle collision. There were no other significant injuries reported in the crash.
Traffic backed up for miles during the response and investigation.
UPDATE 11:30 AM: In another 911 incident Tuesday morning, a male motorcycle rider was injured in a collision as he crashed headed downhill on E Olive Way and Bellevue in front of City Market. Police were investigating the just before 11 AM incident to determine how the rider lost control and ended up slamming into a delivery truck in front of the grocery. The male rider was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries but was reported alert and conscious after the crash.