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Women Who Fell From Bridge Identified

The woman who fell to her death from the Empire over crossing Sunday night has been identified as 41 year old Suzanne Rittenhouse of Grass Valley. Grass Valley Police Captain Rex Marks says the woman fell from the over crossing for unknown reasons shortly after seven PM falling into the north bound lane of Highway 49 and was struck by at least one car. The woman died from the fall. Captain Marks say the CHP and the Coroner’s Office are investigating the circumstances of the fall.  Captain Marks says there was no way for the driver of the car on the freeway to avoid the accident. The Coroner’s office is conducting an autopsy. 

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