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Woman dies after jumping onto 101 Freeway in downtown L.A.

October 3, 2011 |  5:11 pm

Woman jumps onto 101 Freeway
A 44-year-old woman died Monday after jumping from an overpass onto the busy 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, snarling afternoon traffic on the busy artery.

The woman was struck by a tractor trailer traveling north at the North Hill Street overpass and was hit again by a least one other vehicle, said Lt. Paul Vernon of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Vernon said police spotted the woman's body in the northbound lanes about 3 p.m. Her name was not released.

The case was being investigated as a suicide. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (877) 527-3247.

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-- Andrew Blankstein (twitter.com/anblanx) and Robert J. Lopez (twitter.com/LAJourno)

Map shows area where woman jumped. Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.

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