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Homeless Man Commits Suicide from Santa Monica Freeway Overpass
 

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By Lookout Staff

July 6, 2020 -- A man jumped to his death from a freeway overpass in Santa Monica Saturday, marking the second public suicide in two weeks and the 12th in the beach city in less than two and a half years.

The Los Angeles County Coroner identified the victim Sunday as Lucius DeShawn Wade, a 34-year-old homeless man.

Wade apparently jumped from the Pacific Coast Highway-Arizona Avenue pedestrian bridge early Saturday morning and was dragged several hundred feet by a northbound vehicle.

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Police received a call at 4:40 a.m. reporting a person down in the 1500 block of PCH just north of the McClure Tunnel, said Santa Monica Police Lt. Rudy Flores.

"They located a male deceased in the northbound lanes," Flores said.

"Based upon the evidence at the scene, the subject may have jumped off the bridge, was struck by a vehicle and dragged a couple of hundred feet" down PCH.

The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert at about 8 a.m., closing all westbound lanes of the Santa Monica Freeway at Fourth Street. The alert was canceled shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Alexander's death marked the 12th public suicide in Santa Monica since February 2018.

It comes less than two weeks after Jason Alexander, a 38-year-old hypnotherapist, shot himself with a handgun in Virginia Avenue Park ("Body Found in Park Was 11th Public Suicide in Santa Monica in Two and a Half Years," June 26, 2020 ).

Five of the public suicides have been committed by leaping from Downtown Public Parking Structures and three were committed at the Santa Monica Pier -- two by leaping and one by hanging.

Two others were committed by using a handgun and by walking in front of an oncoming train, according to data from the coroner's office.


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