Woman dies after being dragged from truck in Alachua County, FHP says

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE 2/23/2020: The driver of the truck has been identified as Ryan Le Boss, 44, of Lake City. He was arrested at his home in Columbia County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Boss was the victim’s boyfriend, FHP says.

He is facing a charge of leaving the scene involving a death with other charges pending, according to the agency.

The Florida Highway Patrol said witnesses saw a woman hanging from a black pickup truck for a several hundred feet while it drove on I-75 in Alachua County Saturday evening. They told police the woman fell from the truck and was run over by its right rear tire.

The truck, which is believed to be a black early 2000′s Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty, was seen exiting at 39th Avenue off I-75 South afterwards. Witnesses saw a while male with short dark hair driving.

They also said he was swerving on the grass shoulder of I-75 with the woman hanging from the door of his truck before she fell off.

FHP said the woman, who has been identified as Eileen Bocca, 48, was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital where she died.

Anyone who saw this happen or knows information about the incident should contact Crime Stoppers at (352)372-STOP or FHP Communications Center at 1-800-387-1290 or * FHP.

Kevin Beaugrand

Kevin Beaugrand is a digital content producer for Action News Jax.