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West Palm Beach police seek witnesses to bicyclist's death on bridge

Woman falls to death after drawbridge connecting West Palm Beach, Palm Beach raised
The bridge from Lakeview Avenue and Okeechobee Boulevard onto Palm Beach island is closed until further notice while police investigate the death of a bicyclist on the bridge.
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Royal Park Bridge death in West Palm Beach
Posted at 11:09 AM, Feb 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-12 21:46:10-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The investigation into the death of a 79-year-old woman who died on the Royal Park Bridge last weekend continues and police are asking for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.

A woman was walking her bicycle across the pedestrian path on the bridge last Sunday when it started to open.

She was just 10 feet away from the end of the bridge when she fell to her death on the concrete five or six stories below.

The Palm Beach County resident was identified earlier in the week. Her name is being withheld under Marsy's Law.

Detectives are specifically looking for witnesses who may have seen the victim approaching the bridge or been on it leading up to the incident.

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The bridge from Lakeview Avenue and Okeechobee Boulevard onto Palm Beach island is closed until further notice while police investigate the death of a bicyclist on the bridge.

"Anyone who was in view of the bridge around 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, either right before, or when the bridge went up and saw anyone on the bridge should call Detective Ivy Erhardt at 561-822-1684," West Palm Beach police spokesman Mike Jachles said in a statement.