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Woman in Stable Condition after Jumping from Overpass

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TAZEWELL COUNTY (WOAY) – The Tazewell Police Department says a woman who jumped from an overpass yesterday is in stable condition, despite having life-threatening injuries.

Sunday afternoon around 2:15, officers responded to a call about a woman jumping from an overpass and on to route 460 near McDonald’s. The 34-year-old was transported by med-flight to a hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

After talking to the woman, officers deemed the incident as an attempted suicide.

WOAY will not release the woman’s name out of respect for her privacy.



Kassie Simmons

Kassie Simmons joined the team in January 2019 as a weekend journalist. She graduated from Virginia Tech in just two and a half years with a BA in multimedia journalism. During her short time at Virginia Tech, she served as the editor for the university’s chapter of The Tab. Kassie was named the top reporter for The Tab at Virginia Tech on multiple occasions and made the list for the top 30 reporters for The Tab in the U.S. She also studied theater performance and minored in creative writing. Before coming to WOAY, Kassie interned at WSLS in Roanoke and the Tidewater Review in her hometown of West Point, Va. She has loved following breaking news since her childhood and has a passion for delivering the stories people care most about. Kassie is excited to be working in Southern West Virginia and looks forward to all the adventures ahead of her. You can follow her on Twitter at @KassieLSimmons and like her page on Facebook. If you have a story you think she should check out, send her an email at ksimmons@woay.com.


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