Police Saturday are investigating the death of a 58- year-old man, who may have jumped from a freeway overpass into busy traffic on the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway in Costa Mesa.
The man was later identified as Costa Mesa resident Wade Terbush, according to the Coroner’s Office.
A little after midnight on Thursday, a witness driving south on the 55 Freeway, near the Victoria Avenue onramp, reported seeing a man fall “onto the emergency lanes of the freeway from the street above,” said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Cameron Phillips.
It was not clear if Terbush was hit by a vehicle or was fatally injured from the fall.
Paramedics rushed him to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he died from his injuries at 7:57 a.m. Thursday, according to the Coroner’s Office.
—City News Service
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