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Woman dies after jumping from moving vehicle near Thurmont

July 22, 2013

THURMONT, Md. — A woman who jumped out of a moving vehicle on U.S. 15 near the north side of Thurmont on Sunday night was pronounced dead Monday, according to a Maryland State Police news release.

Police did not release the woman’s identity or where she was from, but said she was 21 years old.

The incident is being investigated by state police in Frederick County and the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, the release said.

Troopers were called to southbound U.S. 15, north of Md. 550, around 10:20 p.m. Sunday for a report of a passenger opening the vehicle’s door and exiting while the vehicle was moving, police said.

A state police helicopter flew the woman to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, where she was pronounced dead on Monday, police said.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Thurmont police assisted state police at the scene, the release said.

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