Woman dies after falling off bed of truck - FOX 13 News

Woman dies after falling off bed of truck

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A Pinellas County woman is dead after being ejected from the back of a pickup truck early Friday morning.

It happened near the RaceTrac gas station on 66th Street in Pinellas Park.

Police say 23-year-old Lauren Gifford and two others were riding in the back of the truck when the driver went over a curb, ejecting Gifford.

She died at the scene.

The driver, 24-year-old Russell Clark, stopped the truck, got out and fled on foot.

Officers eventually found him, interviewed him and obtained a blood sample.

No charges have been filed; toxicology reports are pending.

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