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December 14, 2012

Fatal jump from Creek Turnpike investigated

— TULSA (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a man is dead after he apparently jumped from an overpass in Tulsa County and landed on the windshield of a truck.

The highway patrol says the incident happened about 9 a.m. Friday on the Creek Turnpike. Authorities say a 60-year-old man apparently jumped from the Sheridan Road overpass and struck a truck as it was traveling east.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck's driver wasn't injured.

The incident slowed traffic for hours Friday morning as crews worked the scene.

 

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