Neighbor: Woman killed holding mattress on Osborne Turnpike

Posted at 9:29 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 07:37:04-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A woman was killed in a bizarre accident Sunday afternoon along Osborne Turnpike in Varina.

Henrico Police said officers and fire crews responded to the 6900 block of Osborne Turnpike in Varina around 4:10 p.m. Sunday.

That is where a neighbor told WTVR CBS 6 -- and Crime Insider sources confirmed -- a woman was riding in the back of a pickup truck trying to hold down a mattress when tragedy struck.

"The wind caught it and it flew out the truck and took her with it," a neighbor who called 911 said.

That neighbor said the woman died a short time later.

The crash team is still investigating.

Lt. Kevin Howdyshell with Henrico Police said neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the incident.

Additionally, police have not released the name of the victim, but officials did say more information will be released as it becomes available.

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