Woman Riding on Mattress on Top of Van Falls, is Killed

HAYMARKET, Va. — A woman who was riding on an unsecured mattress on top of a passenger van was killed when the mattress and the woman fell off the vehicle, Prince William County police say.

The department said in a news release that 20-year-old Sidney Zelaya Gonzalez of Culpeper was riding on the mattress about 6:40 a.m. Friday in Haymarket. While the van was traveling on Waverly Farm Drive, the mattress and Gonzalez came off the van.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The van driver, a 41-year-old woman from Culpeper who police did not identify, stayed at the scene of the incident.

A spokesman for Prince William County police tells The Washington Post that the women were trying to transport the mattress.

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