Freeways closed after suicidal man leaps to death on C-470
DENVER — A suicidal man leapt from a freeway overpass early Monday, prompting a police investigation that closed parts of C-470 and E-470 for nearly three hours.
Lone Tree Police were dispatched about 3:30 a.m. to assist the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in looking for the suicidal man, Lone Tree Community Outreach Coordinator Kristen Knoll said. About 4:30 a.m., police found his white Subaru abandoned on the westbound C-470 flyover from northbound I-25.
Officers investigated and discovered the subject’s body lying below in the westbound lanes of C-470. Police shut down the flyover and both lanes of C-470 underneath the flyover.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of his family.
The roadway was reopened about 7:15 am. Detectives are asking any witnesses to call the Lone Tree Police Department at 303-339-8150.