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Monroe man crashes vehicle on bridge, jumps to his death

Police: 31-year-old fell 125 feet from Toledo’s Glass City Skyway

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A man is dead today after apparently jumping from the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway and landing on the bank of the Maumee River in East Toledo. Initial reports are that the man was involved in a police chase.

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A Monroe man died Saturday evening when he jumped from the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway after crashing a vehicle on the bridge, having been followed into Toledo by Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies.

Shane Holey, 31, fell 125 feet to the ground near the Maumee River’s east bank between the Skyway and the parallel Craig Memorial Bridge and was pronounced dead at the scene, Toledo police said.

According to the police report, Mr. Holey was reported to Monroe County authorities as a suicidal man with a knife, and a vehicle pursuit began after sheriff’s deputies contacted him.

A Toledo police cruiser joined in the pursuit after Mr. Holey’s vehicle entered Toledo on Lewis Avenue, then proceeded east on Alexis Road to southbound I-75.

After proceeding onto southbound I-280, police said, Mr. Holey attempted to drive the vehicle off the Skyway.

But when it struck the bridge’s side wall it did not go over.

He then jumped through the vehicle’s passenger window and over the side of the bridge, police said.

He landed on rocks several yards from the Maumee’s East Toledo bank, police said.

It is the first reported case of anyone jumping or falling from the landmark bridge since its 2007 opening.

Dr. Maneesha Pandey, a deputy Lucas County coroner, said an autopsy will be performed early this week.

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