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Man dies after jumping from I-355 bridge in Lemont

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 4:44 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 5:00 p.m. CDT
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A man died on Aug. 27 after jumping from the I-355 bridge over the Des Plaines River north of 127th Street in Lemont.

LEMONT – A man has died after reportedly jumping from the Interstate 355 bridge over the Des Plaines River on Aug. 27, according to the Illinois State Police.

Acting Master Sgt. Julio Cerrano said that a witness reported that the male jumped at 5:40 p.m. at mile post 10 of northbound I-355, just north of 127th Street.

The man landed on the ground next to the river and a Cook County Medical Examiner declared him dead at the scene, Cerrano said. State Police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide, according to Cerrano.

The man's name has not been released because police are still notifying family.

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