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Pennsylvania woman dies after exiting moving pickup truck in Carroll County, police say

MANCHESTER — Police say a Pennsylvania woman died on a highway after jumping out of a moving pickup truck in Carroll County in the midst of an argument.

Maryland State Police said Sunday that Nicole Renae Whitcomb, 23, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at Carroll Hospital, according to a state police news release. Police said she was a passenger in a Ford F250 being driven by Justin T. Well, 32, of Hanover on Hanover Pike (Md. 30) in the area of Mt. Ventus Road in Manchester shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.

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Police said the two were arguing when Whitcomb opened the front passenger door to exit the vehicle while it was moving and was run over by the truck, according to the release.

No charges had been filed as of Monday morning.

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“The investigation is still ongoing and consultation with the state’s attorney is underway,” Lt. Rebecca Bosley, commander of the state police Westminster barrack, wrote in an email Monday. “At this time, no charges have been filed but will be determined at a later time with the state’s attorney’s office.”

Responding agencies included: Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, Crime Lab, Criminal Investigation, Crash Team, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiners forensic investigator, the release states.

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