On, May 13, at approximately 1:57 p.m., Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of the I-10 Freeway regarding an individual who had just jumped from the overpass.
The reporting party informed dispatch that they observed a male at the 4th Street overpass hugging the guardrail. The male then jumped over onto the westbound lanes, striking a vehicle as he landed. Santa Monica Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the male deceased.
All I-10 westbound lanes were closed off and traffic was diverted off Lincoln Blvd.
The SMPD would like to remind our community of the following:
If you or a member of your family are struggling during this time of isolation, please reach out for help from a mental health professional by calling (800) 854-7771 or by texting LA to 741741. Additional resources from the LA County Department of Mental Health are available at dmh.lacounty.gov.
Submitted by Lt. Rudy Flores