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Man Killed After Mysteriously Falling From Bridge Onto The 110 Freeway

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A young father was killed this weekend after he mysteriously fell from a bridge and onto the 110 Freeway where he was hit by a car. The LAPD and the family of 22-year-old Armando Sahagun are both trying to figure out what happened on Sunday evening leading up to Sahagun's death. Sahagun somehow fell off the Pasadena Avenue Bridge and onto the 110 Freeway in Cypress Park shortly before 8 p.m., The Eastsider reports. After the fall, he was struck by a car on the 110 Freeway and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver stopped and called police. Officer Mike Lopez said that the driver was traumatized by the incident, according to City News Service.

Initials reports said that Sahagun was a possible suicide jumper. However, police later deemed Sahagun's death suspicious, and aren't sure if it may have instead been an accident or a homicide.

The Highland Park native worked at Dodgers Stadium and was the father of a 2-year-old boy. Sahagun's sister-in-law, Karina Martinez-Rivera, put a plea out to the public. "I ask that you please help my family solve this mystery, maybe someone might have some helpful information," she said.

Anyone with information should call Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Barajes and Soria at 323-342-8957.

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If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.