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UPDATE: Man Dies After Jump from I-78 Bridge in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Authorities in Newark has confirmed that a man who jumped from the I-78 bridge in Newark has died overnight.

According to NJ State Police, the incident happened at approximately 7:47 p.m., the unidentified man jumped from the Osborne Terrace bridge in Newark’s South Ward onto I-78 eastbound express lanes.

Police say the man serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital where he died at approximately 10:40 p.m.

Police closed I-78 eastbound express lanes at mile marker 55.6.

Traffic was diverted to the local lanes.

Police are continuing to investigate.