A 20-year-old Portland, Oregon, woman jumped from a vehicle moving 50 mph on Interstate 80 near Sidney, Nebraska, on Tuesday morning.

Nebraska State Patrol troopers were alerted to a theft and assault at Love’s Truck Stop in Sidney, according to a press release from the patrol. The suspects were reportedly driving a Ford Explorer east on I-80.

A trooper spotted the SUV and attempted a traffic stop. The release said that as the SUV reduced to a speed of about 50 mph, a female passenger jumped from the SUV and then ran away.

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The woman was caught and the SUV stopped in the center of the eastbound lanes of I-80.

The 22-year-old driver, also of Portland, and a 27-year-old passenger of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, were taken into custody.

The press release said troopers found more than a pound of marijuana in the SUV and a drink that had been stolen from the truck stop.

The woman who jumped from the SUV was treated for “moderate injuries,” the release said. All three were arrested in connection with possession of marijuana and other charges.

Emily covers K-12 education, including Omaha Public Schools. Previously, Emily covered local government and the Nebraska Legislature for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @emily_nitcher. Phone: 402-444-1192.

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