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Woman dies following jump from Olive Drive overpass

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Posted at 10:50 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 13:50:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — At 11:22 a.m. on May 24, the Bakersfield CHP Communications Center received a call of a female possibly preparing to jump from the railing of the Olive Drive overpass into the traffic lanes of southbound State Route-99.

At 11:24 a.m., it was reported the female jumped into the southbound lanes and was lying between the 1 and 2 lanes.

The female was not struck by any vehicles and was pronounced deceased a short time later by responding medical personnel.

The pedestrian's identity is to be released by the Kern County Coroner's office.