15-Year-Old West Suburban Girl Fatally Struck After Jumping Onto I-290

A 15-year-old Oak Park girl was fatally struck by a vehicle early Saturday after she jumped from a bridge over Interstate 290 in the western suburbs.

Oak Park police responded to a call about midnight and found the girl, who had climbed over a chain link fence on East Avenue and was hanging over the westbound lanes of I-290, Illinois State Police said.

She fell and was struck by a vehicle, police said. She was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where she was pronounced dead, state police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy on Saturday found she died of multiple injuries, and her death was ruled a suicide.

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