Police name Jasper woman hit and killed by truck after fight

Police name Jasper woman hit and killed by truck after fight

JASPER, Ind. (WFIE) - A woman died at the hospital overnight after police say she was run over by a truck.

The Jasper Police Department identified the woman as 39-year-old Jamie Rominger.

Officers say it started as a domestic dispute at a home on Newton Street around 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police say 32-year-old Joshua Rominger tried to leave in his truck during the fight and ran over her.

“We have several witnesses that say that they were in an argument and the husband was leaving,” Jasper Chief of Police Nathan Schmitt said. “The female was talking to him outside his truck, attempting from keeping him from leaving, and he took off and she was struck by the vehicle as he was leaving.”

Neighbor Lisa Humes lives down the road from where the incident happened. 

“And I knew something was wrong because they took an IV out of the ambulance, when they normally don’t do that until they’re in the ambulance,” Humes said. “I didn’t hear anything expect for the ambulance and all the cops that came, and they rushed automatically to the back of the house.”

The woman later died at Memorial Hospital.

Joshua Rominger.
Joshua Rominger. (Source: Dubois County Jail.)

Police say Rominger took off after hitting her, but was found in Paoli a couple of hours later.

Officers say he was under the influence of marijuana.

Rominger is now in the Dubois County Jail on the charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing death while intoxicated.

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