Man Dies From Overpass Fall
Todd Pittenger - October 25, 2013 12:07 pm
A man hurt in a fall from an overpass in Salina Friday morning later died from his injuries.
Salina Police Lt. Gerald Shaft told KSAL News at the scene that a passing motorist on the Broadway Overpass saw a man standing near the edge, with what appeared to be a rope around his neck. The motorist passed, and as he looked back the man was gone. He turned around, discovered the man on the ground below the overpass, and called for help.
EMS responded to the scene, and transported a man who was found below the overpass to the hospital with serious injuries. Police tell KSAL News that the man later died.
Shaft says they do not know who the man is. He says the rope appears to have been connected to the top of the overpass, and apparently became detached during the fall.
Evidence of what appeared to be at least one homeless person living in the area beneath the overpass was found near the scene.
The incident happened just after 11:00 Friday morning.