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.