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Woman jumps off bridge after crashing vehicle on Indian Rocks bridge

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — A woman who crashed a car into the Indian Rocks bridge early Thursday morning died after exiting the overturned vehicle and jumping off the bridge, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Robin Smith, 49, of Indian Rocks Beach, had been driving east bound over the bridge at about 5 a.m. when the Jeep hit the concrete guardrail on the bridge and flipped over, landing on the driver side on the drawbridge portion of the bridge.

A witness told deputies Smith got out of the Jeep, walked to the south side of the bridge, climbed over the railing and jumped into the water.

Deputies and the Clearwater Fire & Rescue conducted a water rescue and recovered Smith from the water. Fire rescue took Smith to a nearby dock, where she was pronounced deceased, the Sheriff's Office said.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

An investigation remained under way Thursday.

Woman jumps off bridge after crashing vehicle on Indian Rocks bridge 08/21/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:32pm]
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