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Death investigation closes I-5 near Phoenix

Update: Oregon State police confirmed a person was killed after jumping from the overpass at Exit 24 on Interstate 5 Saturday evening.

Northbound Interstate 5 was detoured south of Medford while emergency responders investigated the death.All lanes of traffic re-opened around 11 p.m. Saturday night.

Motorists were detoured at Exit 24 near Phoenix onto Highway 99 after the incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a release from the Oregon Dept. of Transportation and TripCheck.com. Drivers were advised to seek alternate routes.

Know the signs of suicide:

Talking about wanting to die

Looking for a way to kill oneself

Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose

Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain

Talking about being a burden to others

Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs

Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly

Sleeping too little or too much

Withdrawing or feeling isolated

Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

Displaying extreme mood swings

The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide:

Do not leave the person alone

Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt

Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)

Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional

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