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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

October 4, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The 3000 block of Sylvester road became a crime scene after a report of a death came into dispatch just before nine. Albany Police and firemen worked with state troopers to help detour traffic as Dougherty County Police investigated.

"What we know at this point from what we've been told and what appears to have happened is a lady, a passenger in the vehicle and co-driver in the tractor trailer, opened the door and stepped out and hit the ground at 55 miles-per-hour," said Sgt. Virc Hermann.

Information from a witness did confirm what that driver told police. "We had one witness over here at the car lot across the street said he saw here coming out of the door and striking the ground," said Sgt. Hermann.

The driver of that tractor trailer was also the woman's partner. They believe she was killed instantly from the blunt force to her head. "Her information hasn't been released yet. They are from out of state and it is pending notification from next of kin," said Sgt. Hermann.

Investigators gathered evidence and worked for nearly two hours trying to piece together what happened. They want to make sure that all prospects of a homicide are ruled out of this case. "The investigation is continuing," said Sgt. Hermann.

A toxicology report was conducted, and the woman's body was taken to the hospital. Investigators are still waiting for more information before they decide if they'll send the woman's body to a crime lab for an autopsy.

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