Woman dies after jumping from moving truck, husband charged

AVON, Ind. (WISH) – Avon police are investigating an accident late Saturday night that killed a Cicero woman.

Authorities say that after visiting friends in Avon, Brandon Broady and his wife Jessica got into an argument about where they were going next. Investigators believe Jessica opened the truck door and attempted to jump from the moving vehicle. As she fell to the ground, police say she was run over by the rear wheels of the truck.

Jessica was transported to a hospital, but died from her injuries. An autopsy found multiple skull fractures to be the cause of death.

Brandon Broady failed a field sobriety test, according to investigators. A blood draw was performed and the results are not yet available. As a result of the failed field sobriety test, Brandon was preliminarily charged with driving while intoxicated resulting in death.

Brandon was released on a $2500 cash bond. He will appear in a Hendricks County court once formal charges are filed.

At this time, police believe that the death appears to be accidental. They do not think that Brandon pushed Jessica, nor do they think Jessica was attempting to commit suicide.

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