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JEFFERSON COUNTY • A man was killed Monday morning when he fell or jumped from the Old Highway 21 bridge onto Missouri Route M, according to the county sheriff's office.

Capt. Gary Higginbotham said the man, 41, was killed upon impact in the eastbound lanes of M shortly before noon. He said no vehicles struck the man's body. He said deputies "regard it as a suspicious death, and are looking at all possibilities, including suicide."

The man's name was not released. Higgonbotham said he lived in the area, near Otto between Imperial and House Springs.

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