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Temecula Woman Thrown From Truck, Dies in SD County

The crash was reported about 5 p.m. on northbound Interstate 15, south of Old Highway 395, in the area of Fallbrook, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A 34-year-old Temecula woman was dead at the scene of a crash Sunday in San Diego County, having been thrown from a pickup truck in which she was riding, the Union-Tribune reported.

The crash was reported about 5 p.m. on northbound Interstate 15, south of Old Highway 395, according the U-T.

The driver of the 2007 Nissan truck and another woman passenger -- 62 and 61 respectively --  were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, the U-T reported.

The truck went off the freeway and about 300 feet down an embankment, ending up on its wheels on top of a rock, according to the CHP.

Officials said the woman was thrown from the truck's back window.

She may not have been wearing a seatbelt, CHP Officer James Bettencourt told the U-T.

BIGTOM September 10, 2012 at 05:41 AM
I feel bad that this happened,but why don't people use seatbelts.So sad.
Susan September 10, 2012 at 06:45 AM
I was there just seconds after it happened. People were pulling to the side and looking over the drop off. There was one border patrol agent on his radio standing there looking down too. It had just started raining pretty hard so the roads were kinda slippery but not to much traffic at all. She must have braked and slid. How sad. My prayers go out to all.
Martisa September 10, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I totally feel bad for the family, but he article says SHE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN WEARING A SEAT BELT. Doesn't say, she was not, or definately not weaing a seat belt. But I do agree if she wasn't, that's sad, because it may have saved her life.
Justin September 10, 2012 at 03:46 PM
I was first to the truck. It was a horrible thing to see. My wife said people were pulling over and taking pictures with their kids in tow. Do you really want to see the horror of someone losing their life? I was there, and it's gonna take a while to get this out of my head. Really sad, and my heart goes out to the mother and father that survived.
Brenda September 10, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Justin with all the cell phones, getting video's and pictures of everything is an obsession. I think its mostly cause they think a paper will want to use them, at least I hope so cause its not something I would want on my phone. I would hope if none of the papers want the pictures they delete them, and rule #1 you never take pictures of the uncovered dead body, use it in a paper or sell it to a paper. I know I wouldnt do that to someone and hope no one would do that to me. Its mostly "stars" they want the dead shot of and that is horrible also. There is such a thing as privacy and as you say, taking pictures of someone taking their last breaths is a horror. I have seen several and they live with me forever. Patch is always careful to show a wide shot of a scene and you may see the body with the yellow tarp from far away, but nothing else. During the Rodney King riots people that were looting and setting fires had their children in tow! Some people do not care that their children see these things. God bless this family and give them the strength to get through this horrible time, grief, guilt, sadness that will be neverending. :/

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