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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.

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