Suicide From 4th St. Overpass Snarls Freeway Traffic East and West for 2 Hours While SMPD Investigates
May 15, 2021
5/13: A homeless man jumped or fell from the 4th Street freeway overpass just before 2 pm on Thursday, police said.
"The reporting party informed dispatch that they observed a male at the 4th Street overpass hugging the guardrail," writes SMPD's Lt. Rudy Flores. "The male then jumped over onto the westbound lanes, striking a vehicle as he landed. Santa Monica Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the male deceased."
"All I-10 westbound lanes were closed off and traffic was diverted off Lincoln Blvd. The SMPD would like to remind our community of the following:
"If you or a member of your family are struggling during this time of isolation, please reach out for help from a mental health professional by calling (800) 854- 7771 or by texting LA to 741741. Additional resources from the LA County Department of Mental Health are available at dmh.lacounty.gov. "