A WOMAN and toddler both died as she jumped off an overpass with the kid in her arms before landing on a truck.
The incident reportedly took place just after 12.30am on Monday morning in Madison County, Tennessee.
Officers received a call of a woman trying to drive into a gas pump at a Shell station at Exit 93 on I-40.
The callers said that the woman got out of the vehicle with a small child and walked towards the overpass, cops told WBBJTV.
Just minutes later, police received a call from a truck driver who said that something had fallen onto his truck from the overpass.
When cops arrived at the scene, they found the bodies of Tonisha Barker, 26, and a child in the road.
“It’s heartbreaking to have that situation this morning, especially when someone loses their life,” Madison County Sheriff John Mehr told the outlet.
“It’s hard on everybody, especially the driver of the vehicle. It’s just a bad situation that we hate to ever receive.”
Investigators have not yet discovered a motive for the incident, confirming that the investigation is ongoing.