Woman Falls Out of Vehicle on Meridian Highway

Meridian, Miss. One person was taken to the hospital after falling out of a car on a local highway Saturday afternoon.

The Meridian Police Department tells Newscenter 11 it happened on Highway 45 about 3:30 between the Causeyville exit and the Highway 19 exit. There were four people in the car at the time of the incident.

Detective Dareall Thompson says the driver of the car fell asleep, ran into the median, spun across the median and into oncoming traffic. As this was happening, investigators say a passenger grabbed onto the door, the door then opened, and the passenger fell out of the car.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.