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Freeway Fatality: Woman Fell, Jumped or Was Pushed to Her Death On The 210
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the death of a woman who ended up on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar early Thursday.
Few details are known about the fatality, however police are pursuing the case as a homicide investigation, according to City News Service. It is unknown if the victim fell, jumped, or was pushed onto the eastbound freeway near Polk Street at around 1 a.m.
The victim was alive when she got out of a red car, say authorities, but that car did not remain at the scene after the woman came to be on the Foothill Freeway.
"The question of the day is, why did she come out of the car?" remarked Lt. Paul Vernon of the LAPD Mission Station, according to NBC Los Angeles.
The unidentified woman was struck by multiple cars, however the all but one of the drivers—perhaps unaware they'd hit a body—did not stop. The driver of the first car to hit the woman is the one who stopped.
A witness said he attempted to divert oncoming traffic from hitting the body once the woman was struck down, but he was unable to successfully prevent numerous repeat hits from passing cars.
Vernon said the woman appeared to be in her 30s and had a tattoo of some kind of emblem and some writing on her neck.
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