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Man dies after jumping from overpass onto Kennedy

Updated: June 11, 2013 6:03PM

A man died Tuesday morning after jumping from an overpass onto the Kennedy Expressway downtown.

The man jumped from the Hubbard Street overpass onto the southbound lanes of I-90/94 about 10:30 a.m., Illinois State Police District Chicago spokeswoman Elizabeth Nani said.

The man was pronounced dead just before 11 a.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the man was about 50 years old, but his identity was not being released.

The southbound lanes of the Kennedy were closed for about 20 minutes after the accident.

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