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Chase Suspect Jumps To His Death Off West Boylston Bridge

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WEST BOYLSTON (CBS) – A man jumped off a bridge to his death in West Boylston after a police chase early Monday morning.

Roger Leo, 64, stopped his vehicle over an I-190 bridge moments after the police pursuit at around 12:30 a.m. Leo got out of his car and ran about 130 feet before jumping over the Quinapoxet Bridge between Exits 4 and 5 southbound. He then fell 47 feet to his death onto a rocky embankment.

State Trooper Matthew Moran, who was leading the pursuit, ran down the embankment to provide medical aid but saw the man was already dead.

State police said the pursuit began in Sterling around midnight on Route 140. Leo, who was wanted in connection with a break-in and assault in Princeton, initially refused to pull over.

State and local police are investigating.

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