State police on Monday continued to investigate the death of a 33-year-old Wiscasset woman who may have jumped early Sunday from the cab of a moving pickup truck driven by her boyfriend on U.S. Route 201 in The Forks.

“The investigation into the death of Kimberly Hill is expected to last several days,” Steve McCausland, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said Monday afternoon in a press release. He said that detectives plan to consult with the state medical examiner’s office, the state police crime lab and examine the 2016 Chevrolet Denali pickup truck that Tyler Poland, of Greene, was driving at the time.

McCausland said Monday that Hill’s body was in the cab of the truck, not in the bed of it as initially reported by state police Sunday.

Poland, 29, was driving south on Route 201, bringing Hill to the nearest hospital, possibly Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, when first responders met the truck, McCausland said.

Poland called 911 to report the incident just after 2 a.m. Sunday, according to McCausland.

State police detectives joined deputies Sunday morning, and a section of the road was closed to traffic for a time as they gathered evidence, McCausland said. He said Sunday that Hill’s body was examined by the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta, and the truck and other evidence from the scene would be examined at the crime lab.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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