Tennessee Woman Killed After Climbing Out of Moving Vehicle on Florida Interstate
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report from gainesville.com, a Tennessee woman was killed on New Year’s Eve after climbing out of a moving vehicle on Interstate 75 in Columbia County, Florida.*
The circumstances of the incident are not clear at this time. Current reports indicate that at approximately 9:15 p.m. on December 31, 2018, 55-year-old Dawn Broyles, of Columbia, Tennessee, was riding in a 2014 Dodge Ram truck that was traveling south on Interstate 75 in Columbia County. Near mile marker 409, Dawn Broyles “exited” the truck while it was moving, and died at the scene.
The driver of the truck, 57-year-old Samuel Robert Broyles, of Columbia, Tennessee, was not injured. Samuel Broyles was reportedly wearing a seat belt, while Dawn Broyles was not wearing one. It is not clear if the two were married or otherwise related. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers said they are still investigating the incident. At this time, they do not know why Dawn Broyles climbed out of the moving truck.
It is not clear whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident. Authorities did not say whether an autopsy or toxicology analysis would be conducted. The accident is still under investigation, and no additional information has been reported at this time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that United States sees more deadly vehicle accidents high-income nation in the world. By population in the United States, more than traffic accident 10 deaths occur for every 100,000 people annually. Measured another way, 1.24 traffic fatalities occur annually in the U.S. for every 10,000 registered vehicles. In addition, when based on every 100 million miles traveled, the U.S. is the leader in the world in vehicle crash fatalities.
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