A body was discovered in the tunnel of the southbound Interstate 5 truck route in the Newhall Pass around 10 a.m. on Thursday. California Highway Patrol officials suspect that the cause of death is suicide.
Officer Josh Greengard, the public information officer for the CHP Newhall office, reported that the CHP received calls about a body on the right shoulder of the second tunnel of the southbound Interstate 5 truck route, just south of the Highway 14 connector at approximately 10:15 a.m.
“Upon reaching the scene, Newhall area units administered CPR to the pedestrian,” Greengard stated in a text message to The Signal. “After the Fire Department arrived, a paramedic pronounced the pedestrian deceased.”
Greengard added that the decedent’s vehicle was found on the overcrossing from southbound Interstate 5 to northbound Highway 14. He mentioned, “Preliminary information indicates it was likely a suicide, but the investigation will continue until confirmed.”
As of the time of this story’s publication, the southbound Interstate 5 truck route at Highway 14 is closed, according to Greengard.