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Woman killed after jumping out of vehicle, Rockford Police arrest driver for DUI

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A death investigation is underway in Rockford after police say a woman jumped out of a moving vehicle.

On Friday, March 13 Rockford Police says officers were called to the 300 block of N 3rd Street for a woman lying in the roadway. Cynthia Rodriguez was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries on Monday, March 16.

Rockford Police say Rodriguez was the passenger in a vehicle driven by Marco Rodriguez, 24, Cherry Valley. She jumped out of the vehicle while it was moving between 30 and 35 miles-per-hour.

Marco Rodriquez is charged with driving under the influence, illegal transportation of open alcohol and carry conceal of a firearm.

He was taken to the Winnebago County Jail.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga is the content manager at 13 WREX. She joined the team in 2015 as the 5, 6 and 10PM news producer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was 13 WREX’s assignment editor from 2017 to 2018.

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