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I-35W reopens after person jumps from bridge, is fatally struck by semi in Minneapolis

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: June 3, 2014 - 1:12 PM

 

 

A man jumped from an overpass and was struck by a semitrailer truck on I-35W in Minneapolis, the Minnesota State Patrol confirmed.

The incident occurred at 12:11 p.m. near the University Avenue and 4th Street overpasses. Officials say a person jumped from the Fourth Street bridge and was fatally struck by a semi truck. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Two northbound traffic lanes were blocked at University Avenue for about two hours, backing up traffic through downtown back to the Lake Street exit. By 3 p.m. the scene was clear and traffic was moving normally.

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