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Man Jumps From I-215 Overpass, Dies

Steven McClanahan, 48, of Menifee, leaped from the Newport Road overpass and landed on the hillside embankment next to the freeway Friday night.

The man who jumped off a bridge over Interstate 215 and died of his injuries was identified today by the coroner's office.

Steven McClanahan, 48, of Menifee, leaped from the Newport Road overpass and landed on the hillside embankment next to the freeway Friday night.

McClanahan was taken to the Inland Valley Regional Medial Center where he died at 8 p.m., the coroner's office reported.

—City News Service

Paul December 29, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Thinning the heard
paulhater December 29, 2012 at 09:41 PM
You are one sick, pathetic individual. If you want to 'thin the herd' and yea you spelt it wrong idiot....why don't you start with me? Oh wait, that false sense of courage you gained hiding behind a computer will not do you any good now, will it?
Rich December 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM
...you're both idiots.
dee December 30, 2012 at 09:20 PM
if they want to kills themselves go ahead im just glad he didnt land on my car
dee December 30, 2012 at 09:21 PM
arent you just mr rightgous whats it to you maybe you should do the same
dee December 30, 2012 at 09:22 PM
yeah glad he idnt land on my car!!!
dee December 30, 2012 at 09:24 PM
i just wish I could have seen that !!
dee December 30, 2012 at 09:26 PM
glad he didnt land on my car!!! hope someone got it on video!!!
Dee December 31, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I wonder what tormented this poor desperate soul.
Kathy December 31, 2012 at 01:22 AM
poor man and his family
Rob January 01, 2013 at 05:50 PM
I don't recall the bridge height being enough to cause death if you hit the embankment. Health issues of the brain are the most misunderstood in this Country. Why we separate them out as "mental health" is antiquated nonsense. RIP
Tobias January 01, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Another person jumped off of this same bridge on Saturday 12/22 and landed head first on the pavement shoulder of the southbound side south of the bridge. That person was taken to Menifee Valley Hospital and I never heard anything further about it. Two suicides (or attempted suicides) off of this same bridge in less than a week - sounds like it's time to do what Temecula did and install large fences on both sides of the bridges.
Keb January 02, 2013 at 02:15 AM
So sad..yes, large fences on the bridges would help!
Jenna January 02, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Fences? To prevent suicide? Probably a good idea to have fences for safety purposes but not going to prevent suicide. Someone hell bent on self destruction will find a way. I am glad he didn't jump onto the freeway which could have harmed or killed others. Still its very sad to be so desolute that suicide seems the best way out.
Jenna January 02, 2013 at 02:55 AM
haha you are an idiot
Jenna January 02, 2013 at 02:56 AM
IDIOT...learn to spell
Maxx January 02, 2013 at 03:51 PM
lol
Maxx January 02, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Some of you people crack me up. I think we should ban bridges, they are in the news too much now, and people are using them to end lived. ban the bridges!
Brenda January 03, 2013 at 02:28 AM
Very sad that two died so tragic over the holidays. Rip guys and God bless your families who are surely devastated. I know I am and didnt even meet you because obviously you or someone else close to you didnt notice just how sad you were :( All you others making jokes about this, I pray to God you never feel the desperation associated with suicide, the depression, overwhelming feelings of having lost your mind, having lost everything important to you, feelings of worthlessness, or a burden to others, believing everyone will be better off without you. How you could sit here and say these things are beyond me and ability to comprehend such hatefulness out of a human being.
JEN January 03, 2013 at 03:31 AM
THIS HAS BEEN SAID MANY MANY TIMES BEFORE BUT STILL IT DOESNT SEEM TO CLICK!! FAMILY/FRIENDS OF LOVED ONES READ THESE COMMENTS PEOPLE!! STEVE WAS A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY AND IT HURTS TO HEAR YOU MAKE FUN AND JOKES OF A SERIOUS SITUATION!! FAMILY AND FRIENDS GO ON THE NEWS TO READ REPORTS AND THEN HAVE TO READ THE COMMENTS MADE BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN MAKE COMMENTS ON SITUATIONS THAT THEY ARE UNAWARE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES BEHIND IT!! STEVE JUMPED ON 12/22 FROM THE BRIDGE BUT PASSED AWAY ON 12/28. MAYBE THE REASON HE LANDED ON THE EMBANKMENT WAS NOT TO CREATE MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING FOR SOMEONE ELSE ON THE FREEWAY? I WOULD HOPE THAT IF YOUR FAMILY /FRIEND IS EVER IN THE NEWS YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO READ THE INSENSITIVE COMMENTS MADE.
Woodman January 03, 2013 at 07:19 PM
You dont have to shout!
Robert January 03, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Steve was an incredible friend and I acctually went to school with him and his sister. Jen, thank you for that enlghtenment, others... remember the word you speak or bare... "Karma" is a double edge sword. That man was depressed and not enough of us reached out to him so, when your friends say they want to see you... go see them at all costs...they need you! Nuff said for your reality check... just speaking from experience and not hiding behind a computer as an EMOTIONAL COWARD speaking wrongly of another Human being that most likely you don't even know...isn't there enough hate in the world for you? make a difference...CHANGE is with out any of your control. Thanks for sharing ALL.
Brenda January 03, 2013 at 09:43 PM
I agree Robert. :/ We don't notice, others don't notice us even. Everyone is wrapped up in trying to get through each day, one day at a time and one day there is someone who cant make it that day, and its over. I feel that way daily, and I know many others do. Its a battle to just keep going. I pray Steven has found the peace he was looking for.
Heather Shirkey January 03, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Thank you to Robert & Jen. Steven was my cousin and I'm so sorry that we didn't see each other more over the years. My heart goes out to my aunt and both his sister and brother. It's devastasting to hear the sadness he must have felt which compelled him to end his life. We will celebrate his life tomorrow when we say our goodbyes.
Jenna January 04, 2013 at 12:41 AM
So sorry for this to happen and then family and friends have to see such horrible comments. Some people have no life and troll on the internet to make such negative comments to give themselves joy...some people just have no compassion or empathy...either way very sad statement about some in our society. I pray Steven is at peace and hope the family can ignore the hateful comments
Tobias January 04, 2013 at 07:26 AM
Thank you Jen for clarifying the date of the incident. I had heard about the 12/22 incident but the Riverside County Sheriff's Department is inaccurately reporting that this incident took place on 12/28. It makes more sense now. I am very sorry for the loss you've experienced. After almost losing my mother to a suicide attempt a few years ago, I can definitely say that depression is no joke, and anyone who hasn't had to deal with a family member struggling with it has no idea what it's all about.
Alison Scott January 21, 2013 at 06:22 AM
Ha it's funny that the peanut gallery is silent now that friends and family have decided to comment. Assholes.

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