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Gadsden County highway death still under investigation

GCSO continues investigation into woman's death
GCSO continues investigation into woman's death
Posted at 4:17 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 14:07:47-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office is continuing to look into the death of a woman who mysteriously fell out of a vehicle on Interstate 10, her body getting run over by two minivans.

The Sheriff's Office has shared limited information, saying it's still an open and active investigation.

Several unanswered questions here, including "How did Shameria Thomas fall out of the vehicle she was in?"

She was traveling east on I-10 just before 9 p.m. Saturday night near mile marker 182. Florida highway patrol says "for unknown reasons," she "exited" the vehicle she was in.

Troopers say two Dodge Caravans struck her body, but both drivers claim they didn't know they ran over a person.

Tuesday morning, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office didn't go into detail about where the investigation is now.

"We are working multi-jurisdictional, along with the Florida Highway Patrol, on the investigation in the death of Shameria Thomas," said Sgt. Anglie Hightower with Gadsden County Sheriff's Office. "The incident happened on Saturday night. Tragic incident, but we are just trying to put some of the pieces of the puzzle together, and hopefully, you know, we'll conclude the investigation soon."

The Sheriff's Office says a man named Travis Collins approached deputies at the scene, claiming to be Shameria's boyfriend.

The Sheriff's Office says deputies did arrest him but for an outstanding warrant for aggravated battery on Shameria from an incident in July. The Sheriff's Office says because this is still an open investigation, it's still "looking into" whether or not he was in the vehicle with Shameria.