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101 Freeway reopens hours after body is found in apparent suicide from overpass

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A portion of the northbound 101 Freeway at Mulholland Drive was shut down early Wednesday after a body was discovered in the roadway.
(KTLA)

The northbound 101 Freeway through the Cahuenga Pass reopened several hours after authorities discovered a body in the roadway, which forced lane closures during rush hour early Wednesday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a Latino man in his early 40s died in an apparent suicide after jumping from the Mulholland Drive overpass onto the freeway. The man’s name has not been released.

His body was found about 5:30 a.m. and initially spurred the closure of all northbound lanes of the 101. By 7 a.m., three lanes had reopened. The rest of the roadway reopened shortly before 8:30 a.m., according to the CHP.

Footage from the scene showed patrol cars blocking an area directly under an overpass and directing traffic off the freeway.

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Times staff writer Colleen Shalby and City News Service contributed to this report.

hannah.fry@latimes.com

Twitter: @Hannahnfry

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