ST. LOUIS (KMOV) — A man in his 80s is dead after falling or jumping from an Interstate 55 overpass near the Gateway Arch.
According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Fire Department, the unidentified male victim was seriously hurt after he fell 25 feet from the Lafayette overpass around 8:30 a.m. He landed in the middle lane of northbound traffic, but was not hit by a car.
All lanes of northbound Interstate 55 at the Interstate 44 merger were closed as emergency crews treated the man at the scene, but they have since reopened.
The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.
It wasn’t clear why the man jumped.