Police have concluded that the man found dead on Interstate 93 southbound in Medford had intentionally jumped to his death onto the highway, where cars hit his body.
“Evidence indicates that the victim in this incident, an adult male, intentionally jumped from the overpass onto I-93 below, where he was struck by at least one, and likely more than one, vehicle,” Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio wrote in an update to the Tuesday morning incident. “Barring any unforeseen developments, no further updates are expected.”
State Police earlier reported that they found the victim in the area south of Exit 21 on I-93 at 4:30 a.m.
Lane closure were in place on I-93 south approaching Exit 21, Route 38/Mystic Avenue, while police investigated earlier Tuesday.
The state’s Department of Transportation said the closures generated a 10-mile back up.
The scene was cleared after 9 a.m., according to state police.
Drivers were advised to avoid the area if possible or consider using the MBTA’s Orange Line or commuter rail to get to work.