Man reportedly jumps from highway overpass in McAllen

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Authorities are investigating a fatal accident where a man reportedly jumped from a highway overpass during rush hour traffic in McAllen.

It all happened on the South 2nd Street overpass above Expressway 83 around 7 p.m. Monday.

McAllen police reported that a 26-year-old man jumped from the bridge.

Investigators told Action 4 News that a car hit the man and fled the scene.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene but authorities are not releasing his name until next of kin have been notified.

Police diverted traffic on the westbound lanes of Expressway 83 to the frontage road reducing it to crawl.