Man jumps from I-10 overpass in Phoenix

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix police say a man has died after jumping from a freeway overpass.
 
Authorities say the man jumped from an overpass on Interstate 10 near Pecos Road sometime after 9 a.m.
 
Sgt. Steve Martos says the man was declared dead at the scene.
 
Martos did not release any other information.
 
Arizona Department of Transportation officials say the incident has led to investigators closing I-10 westbound at the Loop 202 Santan Freeway and a ramp from Pecos Road eastbound leading to the I-10.
 
ADOT says traffic is being diverted to Loop 202 eastbound and drivers should anticipate delays.
 
They say motorists from Casa Grande going to Phoenix should consider exiting ahead of the closure by way of northbound State Route 587.