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Woman Dies After Tumbling Out of Car On I-95 in SC

7:46 AM, May 20, 2013   |    comments
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YEMASSEE, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating why a passenger tumbled out of a moving car on Interstate 95 and died after landing in front of a tractor-trailer.

Troopers say the fatal incident happened Sunday evening near the Jasper County community of Yemassee. Southbound traffic on I-95 was rerouted for almost three hours.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres says the female passenger was riding in a southbound 1993 Buick 4-door driven by a 58-year-old Savannah, Ga., man. Beres says the unidentified female came out of the moving car and was struck and killed by a Freightliner tractor-trailer headed southbound in the next lane.

The patrol didn't release the passenger's age and other information.

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