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Woman dies after jumping from I-80 overpass

A woman is dead after jumping from an overpass onto Interstate 80 Wednesday near southwest suburban Tinley Park.

The Will County Sheriff’s office received a call at 5:43 p.m. from a female motorist driving on 80th Avenue near Tinley Park who said she’d just driven over the Interstate 80 overpass and saw a woman holding onto the rail, spokesman Ken Kaupas said.

Sheriff’s deputies were immediately dispatched to the scene and discovered the woman had already jumped, Kaupas said.

The 48-year-old Tinley Park woman was taken to St. James Hospital and Health Center in Olympia Fields, were she died, Kaupas said. Her name is being withheld pending family notification.

The incident snarled traffic on Interstate 80, Kaupas said.

Tinley Park Police and Illinois State Police are aiding in the investigation.



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