I-44 SB In NW OKC Reopens After Man Jumps Off Overpass, Hit By Cars


Saturday, April 27th 2013, 10:25 am
By: News 9


Two lanes of Interstate 44 southbound in northwest Oklahoma City were shut down for nearly three hours, after authorities say a man jumped off an overpass and was hit by several vehicles.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the center and outside lanes of I-44 southbound, just south of N.W. 23rd Street were shut down just before 8 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say a man jumped off the overpass, and was struck by several vehicles. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The southbound lanes of I-44 reopened just before 11 a.m.

The man's identity has not been released.