The U.S. Marshal’s Office is investigating what happened.
The Texas man parked his car along the bridge and then jumped off, hitting a concrete pier below.
Police and paramedics were called to the bridge at 11:30 a.m. today.
Sweet was best known for being a victim of a racially-charged ambush in September 1925.
In an instant, I went from planning my son’s 21st birthday party to planning his funeral.
“I never see his eyes, and it gets to me,” Tracey Morris writes.
It’s an unspeakable tragedy that began at the family’s Detroit bar.
“I been stabbed,” he said, lifting his shirt to reveal a large patch of blood-spotted gauze across his stomach.
The suspect “indicated he wasn’t going back to jail” and chose the quick way out, police said.
A 64-year-old Detroiter was clinging dangerously to the outside of a fence on an I-94 overpass at Connor as traffic below whirred by late Saturday afternoon.