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Man Found On I-15 Possible Suicide

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who fell off an I-15 overpass onto Lake Mead Boulevard this morning as a possible suicide. 

He was found on westbound Lake Mead about 8:45 a.m. and he was pronounced dead at the scene, said a Nevada Highway Patrol spokeswoman. Witnesses said the man was walking along Interstate 15 South, which runs over Lake Mead.  

Two lanes of westbound Lake Mead were closed for a couple of hours.

Jay Bartos joined Nevada Public Radio in 1993 to develop and manage the state’s first radio reading service for people unable to use standard printed material due to blindness or another disability. After the reading service was discontinued in 2011, he became the afternoon host on KNPR for ten years. Jay can now be heard on air on News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV throughout the week.