BARSTOW A man died after he jumped off the Barstow Road overpass onto the I-15 freeway Wednesday morning in what appeared to be a suicide, police said.

The man, whose name is being withheld until next of kin are notified, was estimated to be in his early 30s, said Barstow Police Sgt. Andy Espinoza.

At 11:19 a.m., police received several calls that a man was walking along the bridge outside of the safety fencing, Espinoza said. Shortly after the man fell off the bridge to the right of southbound I-15, avoiding traffic lanes. At this point police are determining whether he jumped, Espinoza said.

The man was treated at the scene and transported to Barstow Community Hospital, where he died, Espinoza said.

Barstow police are still investigating the incident.

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