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5 Freeway lanes closed in Burbank after man jumps to death from overpass

April 19, 2013

A man was killed this morning in Burbank after he jumped off the Olive Avenue overpass and was hit by an oncoming tractor-trailer on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, police said.

The man, whose identity wasn’t immediately known, was struck in No. 4 lane about 9:20 a.m., according to Burbank Police Lt. Matthew Ferguson.

A Sigalert was issued at 9:43 a.m. after the three right lanes of the southbound I-5 were closed for the investigation, with traffic stopped from Hollywood Way.

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Police were directing traffic and stopped westbound access to Front Street, Ferguson said. Police also blocked the Front Street entrance to the freeway.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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