Woman jumps from overpass on I-24 West in La Vergne

Courtesy: Tennessee Department of Transportation

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Interstate 24 West in Rutherford County was closed for several hours Monday after city officials said a woman jumped from an overpass.

According to La Vergne’s spokeswoman Rachel Heggen, it happened at the Waldron Road exit in La Vergne around 9:50 a.m.

Westbound lanes were closed until nearly 1 p.m.

The woman’s identity was not released. Additional information was not immediately known.

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