Deputies on Highway 277 Monday after person dies due to jumping off bridge

Deputies on scene at I-277 after person dies due to jumping off bridge (Sharonne Hayes)

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – Deputies were on scene at Highway 277 Monday evening due to a person jumping off a bridge, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Information cam into the newsroom around 6:30 Monday night.

The bridge is near Farrow Rd. over Highway 277. Lanes on 277 in that area were shut down most of the evening and traffic was reversed on to Fontaine Rd., according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene and confirmed the person did die. According to Coroner Gary Watts, the person who jumped was a woman.

More information is to be released Tuesday, according to the coroner. WACH FOX News will bring you more information as it develops.

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