Possible Suicide on Thomas Johnson Bridge

April 10, 2013

bridgeOn April 9, 2013 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the operator and lone occupant of a gold Toyota Camry brought his vehicle to a complete stop in the southbound lane and at the summit of the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons. At least four independent witnesses observed a middle aged white male step out of the driver’s seat, walk around the front of the Toyota, and throw himself over the north jersey wall barrier. Witnesses last observed the victim in the waters of the Patuxent River on the south side of the bridge.

Water craft from the Natural Resource Police, Solomons and St. Leonard Volunteer Rescue Squads, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (SOT), United States Coast Guard and rescue squads from both St. Mary’s and Charles County searched the Patuxent River well past the hour of darkness attempting to locate the victim. MSP Aviation (Trooper 7) also responded and flew over the area. All efforts yielded negative results.

Further investigation will be conducted and additional search efforts are anticipated. A possible victim identity was determined by investigators, but will not be released until positive identification can be made.

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20 Responses to Possible Suicide on Thomas Johnson Bridge

  1. sorry on April 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I live very close to the bridge,but have never witnessed a jump over,and for that I’m so thankful.My heart felt sorrow goes out to the family of whom ever decided he wanted to be with God more.May you find the strengh,peace and most of all comfort during this difficult time.
    May he R.I.P. AMEN…….

  2. Gill on April 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    A shame and what a way to go.

  3. Barbara A Mister on April 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Sorry to here this ,but nice to way to keep up with news

  4. Anonymous on April 10, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    What does the picture represent?

    • Obvious on April 11, 2013 at 5:54 am

      I’d say a bridge, with vehicles on it.

      • Duh.. on April 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

        It represents the “Thomas Johnson Bridge” where this incident occurred…

      • diggerodell72 on April 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm

        Also the place where the suicide occurred.

    • Anonymous on April 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

      The bridge…the man jumped from.

    • Anonymous on April 12, 2013 at 11:32 am

      I mean there is something in the air above the bridge, the picture is very fuzzy.

  5. Anonymous on April 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

    It’s a screenshot of the scene after he had jumped. The bridge webcam had focused on the top of the bridge where all of the police cars, etc were sitting while the bridge was closed.

  6. Nikki on April 11, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Ummm. The picture represents… The bridge where it happened maybe? Just saying…

  7. Anonymous on April 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    can things really be that bad that u have to hold traffic up for 2 hours

    • really on April 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

      Anonymou “hold up traffic” can you really be that much of an ass?

      • Anonymous on April 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm

        I’d be pissed too. Kill yourself at home instead of getting one last shot of attention and ruining hundreds of other peoples days.

    • bmp09 on April 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Wow, really?? A fellow human being was feeling so low and alone that they felt this was their only choice and your first thought is to whine about traffic. How sad your life must be that you cant afford another person a little compassion.

    • GooDy on April 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Wow, karma is so common we often forget it’s there, kinda like gravity. The next time something horrible happens to you or someone you love… I hope all people can talk about is what the traffic was like that day.

  8. diggerodell72 on April 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    About 6 years ago I had a neighbor who did the same thing but at the Nice Bridge. she suffered from Post partium depression.

    • Look-A-Like on April 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Do we have the jumpers name yet?

      • Nunyah on April 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

        Has the jumper been found does anyone know?

        • Hmm on April 17, 2013 at 12:36 pm

          I highly doubt they will ever find the body.