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Police investigate homicide of woman thrown from moving Jeep

June 11, 2018

GATES, N.Y. (AP) — Police in suburban Rochester say a woman is dead after being thrown from a moving Jeep as it crossed a bridge over the Erie Canal.

Gates Police Chief Jim VanBrederode says the 52-year-old woman was taken to Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital after the incident shortly before noon Monday. She was pronounced dead. Her name wasn’t released.

VanBrederode says it appears there was some sort of fight going on inside the moving car. The death is being investigated as a homicide.

The vehicle is described as a black Jeep Liberty with dark windows and a spare tire on the back. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the Jeep Liberty headed west on Buffalo Road around noon to call Gates Police.

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