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other skyway bridges
there's more than one way to skyway • updated: 03.15.17
 
buffalo skyway, buffalo, new york
burlington bay james n. allan skyway, hamilton, ontario, canada
cape fear skyway, north carolina
chicago skyway, chicago, illinois
garden city skyway, st. catharines, niagara-on-the-lake, ontario, canada
general casimir pulaski memorial skyway, newark, new jersey
veterans' glass city skyway, toledo, ohio
 
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03.15.17, man who jumped from the buffalo skyway dies
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03.15.17, buffalonews.com, A 35-year old Lackawanna man who late Wednesday jumped from the top of the Skyway died Thursday morning in Erie County Medical Center, according to a Buffalo Police Department spokesman.
The unidentified man, who had been listed in critical condition, was retrieved about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday from Lake Erie by the Buffalo Police Department Underwater Recovery Team, with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard and Buffalo Fire Department.
Buffalo police at the time described the incident as an apparent suicide attempt.
Crisis Services offers a free 24-hour hotline for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts or having mental health issues at (716) 834-3131.
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01.18.16: Woman dies after falling from Chicago's Skyway Bridge to river in apparent suicide.
Karen Lubas, 54
01.18.16, chicagotribune.com, By Carlos Sadovi
A 54-year-old woman was pronounced dead Monday after she fell about 200 feet from the Skyway Bridge over the Calumet River in an apparent suicide, officials said.
The incident spurred the closure of the northbound Chicago Skyway at Indianapolis Boulevard as police investigated, according to Chicago police.
Police were called to the bridge about 12:55 p.m. after a vehicle was found abandoned on the bridge.
After they discovered the unoccupied vehicle, police notified the U.S. Coast Guard at Calumet Harbor, said the Coast Guard's officer of the day, Chris Roggy. The Coast Guard's ice rescue team was dispatched, Roggy said.
The bridge is about 200 feet above the surface of the water, which was frozen, Roggy said. Coast Guard officials retrieved the victim from the surface and transported her to the bank of the river, where Chicago Fire Department paramedics were waiting.
The woman was identified as Karen Lubas of Whiting, Ind., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the office.
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08.31.13: Monroe man stabs his own chest, crashes vehicle on bridge, jumps to his death.
Shane Holey, 31, fell 125 feet from Toledo’s Glass City Skyway
09.01.13, toledoblade.com, 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.

09.04.13, toledoblade.com, Coroner: Monroe man who jumped to death plunged knife in chest before chase,
BLADE STAFF , A Monroe man who jumped to his death Saturday had pleaded with authorities to shoot him and plunged a knife into his chest before leading them on a chase that ended when he leaped from the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway, officials said today.
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 at 6:10 p.m., according to Lucas County Deputy Coroner Dr. Diane Scala-Barnett, who performed an autopsy Tuesday.
The death was ruled a suicide and was caused by multiple blunt-force injuries suffered in the fall, with a clinical history of mental illness and a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest as contributing conditions, Dr. Scala-Barnett said.
The incident was reported Saturday to Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies as a suicidal man with a knife, according to a police report.
Mr. Holey allegedly confronted law enforcement officers in the parking lot of a Kroger store in Monroe, pulled a hunting knife, and yelled to them to shoot him, Dr. Scala-Barnett said. He then plunged the knife into his chest and drove away, initiating a pursuit, she said.
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 driving onto southbound I-280, police said, Mr. Holey attempted to drive the vehicle off the Skyway, causing it to strike the bridge’s side. When the vehicle did not go over the bridge, he jumped through the vehicle’s passenger window and over the side of the bridge, landing on rocks several yards from the Maumee’s East Toledo bank, according to police.
It is the first reported case of anyone jumping or falling from the landmark bridge since its 2007 opening.

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05.21.13: Goat Escapes Slaughterhouse Truck, Wreaks Havoc on Pulaski Skyway Bridge
05.21.13, gawker.com, A goat made a daring, potentially life-saving escape Tuesday morning from a truck authorities believe was headed to a slaughterhouse. The goat, named Sky, fell or jumped while being driven across the Pulaski Skyway bridge, where she ran wild during the rush hour commute.

“The goat kept jumping over the divider and on top of cars,” Jersey City Police Capt. Edgar Martinez told 1010 WINS. “It was cornered and captured with a rope and we were able to walk it to the vehicle where it was taken out of the Skyway.”

But the capture Captain Martinez describes above didn't take place until after Sky caused a four-car accident. It also took five New Jersey police officers nearly two hours to lasso Sky, who reportedly dragged her feet as she was taken to the rescue vehicle.

Officials found a U.S. Department of Agriculture tag attached to the goat's ear, which led them to believe she was traveling by truck to a slaughterhouse. Sky was taken to the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City. If she's not claimed, she'll be moved to a rescue farm.
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11.03.12: Man jumps from the Buffalo Skyway in apparent suicide.
11.03.12, buffalonews.com, An unidentified man drove up to the crest of the Buffalo Skyway shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, got out of his car and jumped into the water below in an apparent suicide. Buffalo Police and Coast Guard officers scrambled to find he victim, described only as a white male in his 20s, whose body was recovered from the City Ship Canal near RCR Yacht Club. Homicide detectives, who were summoned to the Coast Guard Station, said a suicide note was found in the car.
 

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