Man Falls To His Death From I-580 Overpass In Livermore

LIVERMORE (CBS/BCN) — A man fell or jumped to his death from an Interstate Highway 580 overpass in Livermore Saturday morning, a police sergeant said.

Witnesses reported at 9:48 a.m. that a man had fallen from the Airway Boulevard overpass onto eastbound Highway 580, Livermore police Sgt. Jim Conley said.

The man, who was in his 20s or 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene and the Alameda County coroner’s bureau responded to the area, Conley said.

There is no indication of foul play in the death, he said.

The California Highway Patrol shut down the two far right lanes on eastbound Highway 580 in the area while police investigated the death.

The lanes were reopened shortly before noon, CHP Officer Eric Anderson said.

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  • MATT


  • Brian

    Yeah, bummer he felt he had no other way out…. R.I.P.

  • bob

    suicide much?

    • sss

      jerk much?

  • Dug

    I would claim trip and fell, there is no fence on either side of overcrossing. Did they find a skateboard?

  • RealityCheck

    There is nothing wrong with suicide. More people should do it. The notion that suicide is wrong is actually pretty recent. Various cultures consider it a perfectly honorable way to end personal failure. Even the Christian religion allows suicide if it serves a greater good or saves lives.

    • sss

      I think you need to do more research on the Christian religion before spouting things off the top of your head

  • Brian

    Well, you go first and tell us what it’s like okay?

  • maria

    Yes you go first. I and alot of other people had to bare witness to that today it was very sad and scared the hell out of me.

    • RealityCheck

      “Yes you go first. I and alot of other people had to bare witness to that today it was very sad and scared the hell out of me.” – maybe you should grow a thicker skin then. It scared you? Why did it ‘scare’ you? Did you swerve to avoid hitting this fool? If you did, then you placed your life and the lives of others in jeopardy. Its a lot like swerving for a dog on the freeway.

      I have seen 4 people kill themselves- gunshot wound, falling from an overpass, getting hit by vehicles on the freeway, and struck by a train. Sorry Brian, but I have not sustained a personal failure that would make me want to kill myself, have you? People forget there is a cycle of life. Guess how it ends…

      • sss

        get some help. Your experiences HAVE obviously caused you some problems

  • Brian

    My comment was to what seemed like your callous reply to a persons suicide, if that what it was. I’m glad you have not considered it, but no need to speak so lightly of someone else’s final solution. I know it’s an ugly world most times, but making it uglier doesn’t help. IMO.

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  • Sue

    I knew this young man and I find some of the comments made unnecessarily cruel . No one can possibly truly know another’s pain and anguish and to make such judgements merely serves to hurt the family and loved ones, and displays your own insecurites and ignorance. Yes, I’m speaking directly to you “sss”.

  • Lisa Arnolcd

    I can’t believe how low some people can be. “SSS” obviously didn’t know him at all. This man was my sons uncle and we knew him well. His family is in complete shock and needs our support. The last thing they need right now is to see or read all these derogatory and uncalled for coments about there loved one that thet just lost. Show some respect to him and his family through this difficult time.

  • Rodney

    Roland Iam truely sorry for your familys loss.and may your brother lou rest in peace. And may god bless you all.

  • Oscar

    My prayer go out to you and family Roland. RIP Mijo.

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