Man dies after jumping from I-540 bridge to I-40, Durham police say

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham police said a man suffered died after jumping from the Interstate 540 bridge onto Interstate 40 East Wednesday afternoon.

Traffic was backed up as one lane of the interstate was closed while police responded to the situation, which happened around 4 p.m.

Durham police reported several people saw the man jump from the bridge onto the highway below.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital for critical injuries, but later died, officials say.

The man’s identity was not available Wednesday night.

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