Man jumps off overpass, dies
A Sedro-Woolley man died after falling from the Hughes Avenue overpass Monday night.
State patrol officials said Cameron Meinert, 31, was driving a tractor-trailer rig on the overpass from Yew Street when he put the trailer portion of the vehicle in the ditch. When Meinert was contacted by Blaine police officers, he reportedly left the scene and jumped off the overpass into the southbound lanes of I-5 where he suffered fatal injuries.
Meinert was an employee at TS Trans in Blaine.
Law enforcement officials believe the act was a suicide and that drugs or alcohol were involved.
The case will be forwarded to the Whatcom County medical examiner’s office for review.