Selmon Expressway reopens after woman jumps to death from top deck

TAMPA — Major traffic backups were reported early Thursday as police closed parts of the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway to investigate the death of a woman who jumped from the upper deck of road.

The woman drove to the upper deck, near the 50th Street exit, about 6 a.m. and jumped to the lower deck. Her identity was withheld pending notification of kin, Tampa police said.

Parts of the eastbound lower deck were briefly closed but reopened about 7 a.m. The westbound upper deck also closed briefly but reopened about 8 a.m.

Major traffic delays still were being reported later in the morning in several areas of east Tampa as commuters tried to get into the city.

Selmon Expressway reopens after woman jumps to death from top deck 10/24/13 [Last modified: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:20am]

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