(Lewiston) Authorities in Columbia County are still trying to piece together the details after a woman died jumping from a moving vehicle Sunday morning. Just after 4am, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a female jumping from a moving car near N9371 County Highway AA in the Township of Lewiston.
While deputies were responding, a private vehicle began transporting the victim who was identified as 22-year-old Taylor Ninnemann of Madison to Divine Savior Hospital in Portage. Law enforcement made contact with the driver on Highway 27 near La Dawn Drive and began life-saving measures on Ninnemann as she was not breathing nor had a pulse. She was then transported by ambulance to Divine Savior then Med-Flighted to UW Hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.
Sheriff Roger Brandner say 24-year-old Jeremiah Collins of Madison was identified as the driver of the vehicle involved in the incident. He says Collins was arrested because he appeared intoxicated and was taken to the Columbia County Jail. The investigation remains active as detectives are still trying to figure out what happened. Brandner says initial information suggests Collins and Ninnemann were arguing right before getting into the vehicle. He says if anyone has information about the incident or saw Collins or Ninnemann over the weekend to contact the lead detective Sgt. Leda Wagner at 608-742-4166.