Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Man Seriously Injured In Jump From I-40 Overpass

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate an incident in which a man reportedly jumped from an overpass onto I-40 Wednesday morning. The THP says it happened around 7 am at the 290 mile marker when a man apparently stopped his car on Highway 70-East and jumped or fell some 30 feet from the overpass to the road below. The man was identified by authorities as 48-year-old Danny Wayne Walker of Monterey. Officials say he suffered multiple broken bones in the fall and very nearly jumped into the path of an oncoming eighteen-wheeler. He was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center for treatment.