Burien Police / King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, Jan. 6, 2023, Burien police officers responded to 911 reports of a male down in the roadway on S. 128th Street near the SR 509 overpass (map below).

On arrival, deputies located a male in his 50s with extensive head trauma.

Witnesses reported seeing the male jump off the SR 509 overpass.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene, and police say that investigations “revealed nothing inconsistent with suicide.”

The westbound lane of S. 128th Street at SR 509 was closed for a while police investigated the incident.

If you are thinking about suicide, you are not alone. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 800-273-TALK (8255). Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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