Man who jumped off bridge over Interstate 215 at Newport Road identified

MENIFEE – The man who jumped off a bridge over Interstate 215 and died of his injuries was identified today by the coroner’s office.

Steven McClanahan, 48, of Menifee, leaped from the Newport Road overpass and landed on the hillside embankment next to the freeway Friday night, Dec. 22.

McClanahan was taken to the Inland Valley Regional Medial Center where he died at 8 p.m., the coroner’s office reported.

5 Responses to "Man who jumped off bridge over Interstate 215 at Newport Road identified"

  1. an old friend   December 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Steve was a friend for over 20yrs. this is so sad my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Steve, you will forever be in my heart and my memories. May you rest in peace now.

  2. My two cents   December 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

    We can’t begin to know what demons Mr. McClanahan was struggling with.

    But, with very few exceptions, suicide is not the answer.

    Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

  3. Lauraley Brown Dilgard   January 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Steven’s mother Teresa and sister Christina, I am so sorry for your loss. Love to you both, Lauraley
    (AKA Lee Schaefer)

  4. Rebecca McGarrahan   January 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I grew up with Steve and he was a nice guy. I just recently re-connected with him on facebook and talked with him briefly. I am very sorry that this happened and will keep him in my prayers as I long as I live. I think of him often and am sad that he was in so much turmoil…wish I would have known. Will keep his family in my prayers as well. Very sorry this happened.

  5. an old friend ...   February 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Steven I miss your smiling face, your irish eyes.


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