Woman Falls From Overpass at I-80 and LaGrange Road

The woman was immediately transported to the hospital, officials say.

Traffic was briefly shut down Saturday afternoon as emergency crews responded to an incident at I-80 and LaGrange Road. 

A Mokena Fire Department official confirms that a woman was transported to the hospital after she either jumped or fell from the overpass. 

Her condition was not immediately known, as paramedics had not yet returned from the hospital.

Police and firefighters were called to the scene around 1:45 p.m. The scene has since been cleared and traffic has returned to normal in the area.   
Mary bell January 19, 2014 at 07:45 AM
When will this be updated?
gloria twietmeyer January 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM
I saw her walking toward the overpass at a fast pace yesterday and I wondered where she was walking to.
Ben Feldheim (Editor) January 20, 2014 at 01:36 AM
Mary, we will update when we have more information.
Binky's Mom January 21, 2014 at 04:07 PM
Since this section of road is owned by the State, and sadly this is not the first person to "fall" off the overpass...when will fencing or tall rails be placed to stop this from occurring?


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