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May 31, 2016

Police: Man dies after fall from I-95 overpass in South Philadelphia

Major traffic delays on southbound lanes through Philadelphia

Philadelphia police announced Tuesday that a 40-year-old man fell to his death from an I-95 overpass in South Philadelphia, causing traffic delays for miles on the highway.

Authorities say the victim, who has not yet been identified, fell from an overpass at approximately 9:34 a.m. on the southbound side at Christopher Columbus Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

A medic called to the scene pronounced the man dead at 9:40 a.m and the roadway was temporarily closed. Officials have since reopened the highway, though southbound traffic remained slow through Philadelphia.

There was no immediate word on the circumstances surrounding the man's death.