A woman from Port Charlotte was killed Sunday night after exiting a moving pickup truck on Sparta Road in Highlands County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck driven by a 43-year-old man from Wauchula was traveling south on Sparta Road, west of Orday Road and just outside Sebring, at around 8 p.m. The rear left passenger, a 38-year-old woman from Port Charlotte, exited the truck through the open rear left window while it was in motion.
The woman hit the side of the pickup truck, fell onto the travel lane and came to rest on Sparta Road. She was transported to a local area hospital and later pronounced dead.
The crash remains under investigation.
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