Independence police have identified a man who committed suicide by jumping off the overpass of Missouri 291 and Interstate 70 on Monday.

Independence police have identified a man who committed suicide by jumping off the overpass of Missouri 291 and Interstate 70 on Monday.

He was a 67-year-old Lee’s Summit man. The Examiner is not releasing his name.

Around 6:15 p.m., the man parked his vehicle near the overpass. He got out, walked to the railing and dove head first into a ditch near the westbound lanes of I-70, according to police.

Multiple people witnessed the man jumping, police say.

The incident temporarily shut down I-70 as police investigators worked the scene.

Police said the man had health issues, but it was unclear if that led to the suicide.