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Riverside woman dies after apparently jumping from truck on freeway

January 17, 2010 |  9:12 pm

A 56-year-old Riverside woman was killed Sunday when she apparently jumped out of a pickup on the San Gabriel River Freeway and was struck by a horse trailer that the truck was towing, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Witnesses reported that Suzie Lee seemed to jump from the passenger side of the truck as it traveled north on the 605 Freeway over Interstate 5 in Santa Fe Springs shortly before 11 a.m., according to CHP Officer Monica Posada. The driver of the truck was identified only as J. Lee, she said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The slow lane of the freeway was closed for three hours.

Why Lee exited the vehicle was not immediately known, and the investigation was continuing, Posada said.   

-- Rich Connell