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UPDATE: Woman who died after falling from bed of pickup truck identified

Updated with additional details:

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who died after falling off the bed of a pickup truck near Lake Andrew as 61-year-old Marilyn Weedman of Alexandria.

Her husband, Kevin Weedman, was driving the pickup, Sheriff Troy Wolberson said.

Alcohol was not a factor and no charges are expected.

The sheriff's office received a call at 3:36 p.m. Saturday, July 15, reporting a woman had fallen from a pickup truck on Pospisil Drive south of Alexandria.

The woman had a head injury and the caller stated that CPR was in progress. When deputies arrived, they found Weedman on the roadway with severe head trauma. Despite life-saving efforts, Weedman died at the scene.

Wolberson said Marilyn Weedman was seated inside the box of the pickup, leaning against the passenger side with the tailgate down when the accident occurred. The Weedmans were on Pospisil Drive headed to a shared access on Lake Andrew when she fell. No one else was in the pickup.

Marilyn Weedman worked as a nurse at Douglas County Hospital for 34 years, retiring in 2012 along with her husband, who also worked as a nurse.

An Echo Press story about their retirement in 2012 said Marilyn Weedman started as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit and then transferred to the post-anesthesia recovery room for the rest of her 29 years at the hospital. She served as manager of that department for 10 years.

In addition to the sheriff’s office, the Forada First Responders and North Ambulance responded to the accident.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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