20-Year-Old Santa Rosa Man Fatally Injured While Trying to Escape Patrol
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 12, 2018) – A pedestrian accident on Golden Gate Bridge caused the California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig-Alert on Monday night.
The victim was later identified as 20-year-old Malcolm Terrell Melick from Santa Rosa.
According to the patrol’s Marin bureau, it seemed like Melick went to the bridge with the intention to cause self-harm. He was approached by patrol officers on the west walkway of the bridge, which is known as a spot for where people have jumped.
Reports stated that Melick tried to flee from the approaching officers. He went over the handrails and ran across southbound lanes, where a vehicle heading north hit him. Officers and emergency personnel tried to administer CPR for nearly 10 minutes, but Melick succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Roads were closed during investigation and reopened several hours later. No other information has been provided at this time.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Malcolm Terrell Melick. May he rest in peace.
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