FREMONT (CBS SF) – All lanes of Southbound Interstate 880 in Fremont have reopened following an investigation into a fatality Wednesday afternoon.
Fremont Police said that they received a call of a person who either jumped or fell from the Thornton Avenue overpass onto the freeway around 3:44 p.m. Police said officers attempted lifesaving measures, but the person was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighters.READ MORE: UPDATE: Investigation Underway Into Fatal Freeway Shooting On I-580 In Oakland
No additional details about the death are immediately available.
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Police Activity/Traffic Advisory
At approx. 3:44 pm, we received a call of a person who jumped or fell from the Thornton Ave overcross onto I880 southbound. Officers responded and attempted life saving measures, but the subject was ultimately pronounced deceased by @FremontFire
— Fremont Police Department (@FremontPD) April 22, 2021
Police closed the left two lanes of Southbound 880 near the Thornton Avenue exit as police and the California Highway Patrol investigated, causing a backup into Hayward.
As of 5:35 p.m., all lanes of the freeway were open.MORE NEWS: COVID: Muni To Suspend 'Short' Line Service Citing Vaccine Mandate Staffing Issues