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Man Falls to Death While Cleaning Graffiti Off Highway Overpass

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SACRAMENTO -

A man is dead after he fell off a freeway overpass while trying to remove graffiti from a sign.

CHP got the call just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Officers said the man had parked his car on the Northgate Blvd. overpass and had cleaning supplies to remove graffiti.

The man, who has yet to be identified, fell off the sign and onto the freeway where he was hit by a car.

At this time officers say it’s unclear why he was cleaning the sign. Interstate 80 was shut down for hours while the CHP investigated.

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