Police: Pedestrian jumps from bridge onto metro interstate

I-44 was cleared for several hours August 23 after an apparent suicide attempt near NW 12 Street. (KOKH/Emily Collins)

A portion of an interstate was narrowed in Oklahoma City after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle during an apparent suicide attempt.

The Oklahoma City Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol have narrowed southbound Interstate 44 between NW 39 and NW 12 after a pedestrian jumped from a bridge onto the roadway. The woman was struck by multiple vehicles after landing on the roadway. She was transported to a metro hospital in critical condition.

The off-ramp to I-44 at NW 23 Street was shut down for several hours while the incident was investigated.

The woman later died.

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