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Woman falls from Fortification Street Bridge

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police will determine whether a fall from a bridge was the result of foul play or intentional.

Shortly after  6 p.m. officers responded to the Fortification Street Bridge. When they arrived they discovered a woman on the street below.

Deputy Chief Eric Wall says the woman was found face down at the bottom of the bridge. She died upon impact. He says investigators will examine the area to determine whether there was a scuffle.

Wall says at this point it appears the woman took a dive from the top of the bridge.

"Right now we don't know, we don't know if anyone else was on the bridge with her. All the information that we have is that one of the railroad employees that was moving a train saw the female fall from the bridge, did not see if anyone else was on top of the bridge with her," Wall explained.

Wall says there is a distance of 34 feet 6 inches at the bridge.

There was no word Friday night on the woman's identity.

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