AMHERST, N.Y. — A woman has died after falling from a moving vehicle on the I-90 near I-290 in Amherst on Monday.
Troopers were called to a report of a woman who fell out of a moving vehicle just after 8 p.m. on the I-90 eastbound near the I-290 interchange.
"They knew each other. They are acquainted with each other. So now, it's the matter of whether was there a domestic or a relational issue, did she had some issues with mental illness, was this criminal," says State Trooper James Ocallaghan. He continues, "Sometimes the car may have more than one person; we're able to get a third objective view. In this case, it's not."
When troopers arrived on the scene, they found Gabriel J. Turner, 32, of Snyder dead on the shoulder of the Thruway.
Investigators say Turner was a passenger in a 2011 Ford F550 tow truck. They say Turner left the vehicle from the passenger side while the vehicle was moving. The tow truck was operated by a 34-year-old male from Buffalo. Turner's body was transported to ECMC for an autopsy.
Police are still investigating and ask with information on this incident, to contact NYSP at 585-344-6200.