Part Of I-40 Closed As OKC Police Investigate Apparent Suicide

Tuesday, August 17th 2021, 5:08 am
By: News 9


Oklahoma City police say a section of I-40 is closed near Western as officers investigate an apparent suicide early Tuesday morning.

Currently, crews have closed three outside lanes of I-40 eastbound, two inside lanes near the shoulder remain open. Crews have also closed the Western on-ramp to I-40 eastbound while authorities investigate.

It is currently unclear how long officers have been on scene or how long the closures will last.

This is a developing story, stay with News 9 for the latest updates.

Click Here To View The News 9 Traffic Map For The Latest Traffic Updates

It is our policy to provide resources for anybody considering self-harm when reporting about a situation involving suicide or a suicide attempt. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those looking to help someone else. To speak with a certified listener, call 1-800-273-8255.

The Veterans Crisis Line and Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) connect veterans and service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Crisis Text Line is a texting service for emotional crisis support. To speak with a trained listener, text HELLO to 741741. It is free, available 24/7, and confidential.