Eastern Hills student killed after jumping off bridge, officials say

08/27/2014 1:45 PM

08/27/2014 11:06 PM

An Eastern Hills High School student was killed Wednesday afternoon after she jumped onto Interstate 30 from the Beach Street overpass and was hit by a passing vehicle, officials said.

The student’s name had not been officially released by late Wednesday. Social media postings said she was a 17-year-old senior.

Clint Bond, a Fort Worth school district spokesman, confirmed the death and said that grief counselors will be at the school today.

Investigators are treating the death as a suicide, and the driver of the vehicle that hit the teenager is cooperating with police, said officer Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman.

The incident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Westbound lanes of the interstate were closed until 3:45 p.m.

Bond said school district wasn’t notified until late in the afternoon, and then counselors began notifying Eastern Hills teachers.

“Obviously we are all saddened by this tragic loss,” he said.

Staff writers Monica Nagy and Domingo Ramirez Jr. contributed to this report.

Join the Discussion

Fort Worth Star-Telegram is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQ | Terms of Service