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Teen jumps to death from Port Angeles 8th Street Bridge

November 13th, 2017 - 11:30 am

Port Angeles- A Port Angeles High School student jumped to her death this morning from the Eighth Street bridge over Valley Creek, her name being withheld because she was 15 years of age.

Port Angeles School District spokesperson Patsene Dashiell says the school is trying to help students deal with the incident.

According to Port Angeles Deputy Police Chief Jason Viada, several drivers stopped their cars at mid-span around 8:AM to try and stop her before she climbed over the 4-foot rail and jumped onto Valley Street, 100 feet below.

It’s the third such incident from the Eighth Street bridges in under six months. A 49-year-old man jumped on June 8th, and a 31-year-old man jumped Oct. 4, both from the Tumwater Truck Route bridge.

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