‘Screaming all the way down’: Woman killed after being thrown from truck fleeing Florida police
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WLFA) — Three men are facing charges after a woman was thrown and killed from a moving truck that was fleeing police in Daytona Beach on Monday.

According to the Daytona Beach Police Department, officers were searching the area of Seagrave, Madison and North Street for 45-year-old Julio Angel Rivera regarding a stolen motorcycle.

While searching the area, authorities came into contact with a woman who gave police information and called Rivera over to the area. As they were waiting, police said they saw the woman get into a white GMC truck.

That’s when officers went to the truck; however, it took off with six people inside.

DBPD said as the truck was fleeing, the woman was thrown from the vehicle in the 600 block of Madison Avenue. An officer stopped to help the unresponsive woman while another officer attempted to stop the vehicle.

Barbara Smith, who was sitting on her porch on Vera Street, saw the truck speed off down her streak and heard the woman screaming for help.

“She had the back door open, and she said, ‘Help! help!’” Smith told NBC affiliate WESH. “I said, ‘Jump! jump!’ and then they kept going, and he sped up faster because the police were right behind him. She was screaming all the way down.”

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead, DBPD said.

“That’s terrible, to push them out of a speeding truck, that’s terrible,” Arthur Smith told WESH.

Additional officers continued searching for the white truck. However, the suspect evaded authorities and abandoned the truck at 5th Street and Coquina Avenue. After hours of searching, Rivera was eventually taken into custody around 11:50 p.m. for grand theft auto.

On Tuesday, police announced two people were arrested in connection to the case: the owner and driver of the truck, Michael Doudney, 36. He was charged with fleeing and eluding police. Jeremy First, 46, was also arrested on an unrelated warrant out of Orange County.

DBPD announced Rivera’s charges were updated, and he was charged with second-degree murder, grand theft auto, and fleeing and eluding police. According to police, before Rivera’s arrest, he swallowed a substance and is currently hospitalized.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call 368-671-5202.

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