Here's the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's account of what happened:
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in reference to an individual that had jumped off the bridge. Investigation revealed that the victim, Amber Syme parked her Kia on the center span, walked over to the rail and jumped.Additional details, as provided by passing motorists and others, are available at Skyway Jumper Pool, a self-described "irreverent" repository of information about the Skyway's appeal to too many people looking to end their lives.
Her body was recovered by authorities from St. Petersburg and the body was then turned over to the Medical Examiners Office.
According to the site, Syme was the 184th person since 1957 to commit suicide off the Skyway or its predecessor. Another 30 jumpers have been rescued after hitting the water.
Syme would have turned 29 on April 13.
--- Marc R. Masferrer