Reno Victim May Have Jumped from Moving Truck

Reno police have identified a woman who was killed when she was struck by a pickup truck but they still aren't sure exactly how it happened.

The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Leslie Lowson of Reno.

The driver of the truck that ran over her has been identified as 33-year-old Jonathan Thompson of Reno.

Police say they still are investigating but that it appears Lowson was riding in the truck when the two starting arguing.

They think Lowson then exited the truck while was moving and, as a result, was run over by the rear wheels.

The woman was lying dead in the 700 block of West 12th street when police arrived at the scene just before 10 p-m Monday.

Police say alcohol appears to have been a factor in the accident.

So far no charges have been filed.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact detectives at 334-2141 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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