Woman jumps from overpass to her death

November 26, 2008 4:26:16 AM PST
Dallas police say a 64-year-old Florida woman has died in an apparent suicide after jumping off an overpass onto U.S. Highway 75, where she was struck by an 18-wheeler. Police say Bonnie Liska died at the scene Tuesday morning. Liska and her husband, who live in the Tampa area, were traveling across country by rental car when they stopped at a gas station on the highway, police said. When the husband got out of the vehicle, Liska drove away. Her husband alerted police after she fled.

Liska drove the vehicle to the Mockingbird Lane overpass where police say she parked the vehicle facing the wrong way in the U-turn over the highway. A witness tells police Liska then climbed over the guard rail and jumped.

Police say her husband was distraught after the death and taken to a hospital for medical attention.

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