A death of a man who leaped off the Avenida Vista Hermosa overpass onto the I-5 and was struck by at least one vehicle is being investigated as a suicide, according to Lt. Roland Chacon of the OC Sheriff's Dept.
The Orange County Coroner's office released the man's name Monday: Jeffrey Hurlbut, 20, of San Clemente.
The incident happened early Saturday at 2:39 a.m. when a distraught woman phoned 911 and said her boyfriend was going to commit suicide. They had apparently been walking together at the time. She followed Hurlbut to the overpass and she told police he leaped off, landing on the freeway below, where he was hit by at least one vehicle.
California Highway Patrol, along with the OC Sheriff's Department and OC Fire Authority, responded, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.