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Coroner IDs woman who jumped from Norman Wood Bridge

Christopher Dornblaser
505-5436/@YDDornblaser

A 25-year-old woman jumped from the catwalk underneath the Norman Wood Bridge and died Tuesday, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Meagan Vogt, of Peach Bottom Township, was walking on the catwalk on the bridge about noon when she jumped and landed about 20 feet into a sandy area, the coroner's office said. Witnesses saw that fall and asked if she was OK, and she said she was.

She then got back on the catwalk, walked  farther out and jumped, the coroner's office said. She fell about 100 to 120 feet and hit some trees before landing on the rocks below the bridge pillars, according to the coroner's office.

Police were sent underneath the Norman Wood Bridge in Lower Chanceford Township Tuesday for a suicide. Photo Christopher Dornblaser.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the area just before 12:30 p.m., and Vogt was pronounced dead at 1:18 p.m.

Fire officials left the scene about 4 p.m., and police cleared the area around 5:30 p.m.

Her cause of death is multiple blunt force trauma, with the manner suicide. There will not be an autopsy.

Even though she died in Lower Chanceford Township, York County, state police in Lancaster County are investigating because they have jurisdiction over the Norman Wood Bridge.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

Police were sent underneath the Norman Wood Bridge in Lower Chanceford Township Tuesday for a suicide. Photo Christopher Dornblaser.