All westbound I-40 at Sam Cooper Boulevard lanes were closed for an uncertain amount of time due to a death investigation Tuesday.
Memphis Police confirmed that a man jumped from the overpass and was taken to Regional One Hospital. They later referred to it as a death investigation.
A report from West Memphis Police Department, officers located a stolen vehicle on Ingram Boulevard around 2:03 a.m. on Wednesday.
Before officers could make contact, the suspects in the vehicle drove off and officers began to pursue them.
The report says officers pursued the car eastbound on I-40, where the suspects hit an officer’s car before crashing into the concrete divider wall, disabling the vehicle.
The driver then got out of the car, jumped over the divider and ran across traffic in the westbound lanes.
He then jumped over the north-facing concrete wall where he fell a substantial distance to the ground, according to WMPD.
He did not survive his injuries from the fall and was pronounced dead on the scene.