Fatal fall from Milwaukee bridge investigated

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal fall from a high rise bridge near downtown Milwaukee.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin says deputies are getting conflicting stories from witnesses about whether the person was knocked off the bridge after attending to a disabled vehicle or whether the individual jumped. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has personnel on the scene.

At least one car had crashed into the barrier wall on the bridge above where the person’s body was found.

One of the southbound lanes of Interstate 794 was closed while deputies investigated.