COVINGTON, Ky. – Traffic was delayed for morning commuters taking the Roebling Bridge while police conducted a death investigation.
The incident was first reported about 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Police blocked off the southbound lanes of the bridge before letting traffic alternate via the northbound lanes Officers started to clear the scene by about 8:45 a.m.
Investigators said the victim was a 50-year-old man from Hamilton.
The Kenton County Coroner said it appears the man was jogging when he suffered a medical emergency causing him to die suddenly.
The coroner said the victim was wearing a pedometer, headphones and running gear when he was found.
People on the bridge said they were stunned to see a death investigation just a few feet away from where they take their morning walk.
"We saw the traffic stop and first we thought it was a wreck, and then we saw people standing on the side and thought it was a jumper, until we saw the body covered with a sheet,” resident Nancy Cunningham said.
Investigators have not released any other details.