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Woman who jumped off Sunshine Skyway identified

A woman who jumped to her death Friday off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge was identified as Toni L. Bennett, 58, of Bradenton, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

A passing motorist saw the woman jump from the center span of the bridge shortly before 7:30 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies recovered an abandoned 2009 Nissan Cube SUV at the top of the span and a woman's body from the waters below the bridge.

The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the St. Petersburg Fire Rescue marine unit and the Florida Highway Patrol assisted in the incident. An investigation is ongoing.

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