A rural Mulberry Grove woman suffered fatal injuries early Saturday morning when she allegedly jumped from a moving pickup truck, south of Patoka in Marion County.
Erica Lynn Bieber, age 19, was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.
According to a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Bieber was a passenger in the truck being driven by Ethan Daniels, age 25, of rural Greenville. The deputy told WGEL that investigators were told the two occupants allegedly had a verbal argument and Bieber jumped from the truck travelling on Route 51.
Daniels stopped the truck and called 9-1-1. Marion County deputies responded to the scene and called an ambulance.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Department received the call at 1:13 a.m. Saturday. The deputy said Daniels was arrested for alleged driving while under the influence of alcohol.