Incident 03-30-2013

DATE: March 30, 2013
TO: All Media
RE: Passenger falls from vehicle

On 03/30/2013 at approximately 0158 hours, Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a woman that had jumped out of a moving vehicle, approximately .3 mile N of 580th AVE, on K7 HWY, in Crawford County KS.
33-year old Jennifer Nicole Howell, of 505 N Summit, Girard KS, was the passenger of a 2003 Dodge PU, that was driven by Andrew Jason Howell, also of 505 N Summit, Girard KS, when she allegedly jumped from the vehicle that was traveling at highway speeds. Statements indicate Howell jumped from the northbound vehicle and ended up in the east ditch.
Howell received significant trauma and was transported to Freeman Hospital in Joplin MO, and then later transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield MO, by Eagle Med.
The Crawford County Fire District #4, Girard Fire Department, and the Crawford County EMS assisted at the scene. The circumstances of this incident are under investigation by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.