State police are investigating the death of a Wiscasset woman who may have jumped from the cab of her boyfriend’s moving pickup truck early Sunday as he drove along U.S. Route 201 in The Forks, according to police.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said early Sunday evening in a press release that Kimberly Hill, 33, of Wiscasset, was dead in the back of the pickup truck when first responders met up with the truck being driven by Tyler Poland, 29, of Greene. Poland reported the incident by calling 911 just after 2 a.m. Sunday, according to McCausland.

Details of the situation have not been confirmed but Poland reportedly placed Hill’s body in the back of his truck and was driving south, trying to get her to the nearest hospital, possibly Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, when first responders met the truck in The Forks, according to McCausland.

“The circumstances of this we’re still working out,” McCausland said in a telephone interview before 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

He added that state police are still reviewing what Poland told sheriff’s deputies about the incident.

“A team of state police detectives joined deputies Sunday morning, and a section of the road was closed for a time as investigators gathered evidence from the scene,” McCausland’s release said. “An autopsy was conducted on Hill’s body Sunday at the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta. The truck and other evidence from the scene will be examined at the State Police Crime Lab.”

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17


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