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Man dies after fall from bridge

11:20 AM, Jun 7, 2012   |    comments
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A KPD Spokesman says a homeless man has died from injuries he sustained after falling from the 11th Street bridge.

38-year-old Gary Wayne Creekmore passed away Wednesday night at UT Medical Center. 

Police say they believe he fell from the bridge onto Grand Avenue before being discovered Monday night.

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A man is critically injured after apparently falling approximately 20 feet from a bridge near downtown Knoxville.

According to KPD, a man was found on Grand Avenue underneath the 11th Street bridge around 11:30 pm Monday night.  He was transported to UT Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Investigators believe he fell from the bridge onto Grand Avenue, and that it took a significant amount of time for him to be discovered.  There was no evidence that the man may have been forced off the bridge by a vehicle, or any sign of foul play.

The man has has been identified, but police are not releasing his name until his family has been notified.

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