Man who jumped into Lady Bird Lake identified

ATCEMS and AFD water rescue units search the area witnesses say a person jumped into the water. (Photo from Sara Parhizkar)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The death of the man who jumped into Lady Bird Lake following the car crash on MoPac was determined to be a suicide, according to the Travis County Medical Examiner.

Damien Jomar Adams
Damien Jomar Adams

The Medical Examiner identified the 38-year-old man as Damien Jomar Adams.

According to witness accounts given to ATCEMS, Adams’ car was seen driving out of control before crashing into another vehicle. After the crash witnesses reported seeing Adams exit his car and jump over the side of the bridge.

The cause of death was ruled a drowning by the Examiner. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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