Renton police are trying to identify a woman who fell from a Renton overpass onto Interstate 405.
Update at 12:55 p.m.: Renton police say they have learned the woman’s name from a family member who saw media coverage of the incident and contacted authorities. Police released no other information on the incident.
Update at 10:59 a.m.: Renton police are asking for help identifying a woman who fell from the Northeast 44th Street overpass onto northbound I-405 during the Friday morning commute.
The woman is at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Police describe her as a light-skinned woman, 35 to 45 years old, with light-brown to reddish-brown hair, medium build, approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8. She was wearing white running shoes, black stretch pants, a purple workout shirt and a black lightweight jacket, police said. She was also wearing a wedding ring.
Police said it does not appear that the woman was struck by a vehicle, but investigators are not clear about whether she fell or jumped from the overpass.
Anyone with information about the woman’s identity is asked to call 425-430-7500 and refer to case number 15-5202.
Update at 7:10 a.m.: All lanes of I-405 at Northeast 44th Street are now clear, according to WSDOT. But traffic is backed up for more than 5 miles.
Original post: A female jumped or fell from an overpass Friday morning on Interstate 405 in Renton, causing a major traffic backup on the northbound lanes, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The female has been taken to a hospital. Her condition and age were not immediately known.
Two northbound lanes were blocked at Northeast 44th Street, according to the state Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route.
Renton police will investigate the incident.