The Florida Highway Patrol said witnesses saw a woman hanging from a black pickup truck for a several hundred feet while it drove on I-75 in Alachua County Saturday evening. They told police the woman fell from the truck and was run over by its right rear tire.
The truck, which is believed to be a black early 2000′s Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty, was seen exiting at 39th Avenue off I-75 South afterwards. Witnesses saw a while male with short dark hair driving.
HIT AND RUN: Police say a man w/ short dark hair was driving this black pick up on I-75 south of the 399 exit. A woman was holding onto the door, being dragged for a few hundred feet. She fell and was run over by the back tire. The man left the scene. The woman didn't make it pic.twitter.com/ZWJ0HSof4H— Meghan Moriarty (@MeghanANjax) February 23, 2020
They also said he was swerving on the grass shoulder of I-75 with the woman hanging from the door of his truck before she fell off.
FHP said the woman was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Anyone who saw this happen or knows information about the incident should contact Crime Stoppers at (352)372-STOP or FHP Communications Center at 1-800-387-1290 or * FHP.
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