Woman Dies After Falling From Mattress on Top of Moving Vehicle

A Virginia woman died after falling from an unsecured mattress on top of a van early Friday morning, Prince William County Police said.

Sidney Zelaya Gonzalez, 20, was riding atop a mattress that had been placed on the roof of a 2006 Chevrolet Express Van in Haymarket, police said.

The driver, a 41-year-old Culpeper woman, was headed north when Gonzalez and the mattress fell from the van. It happened on Waverly Farm Drive just south of Bent Grass Drive. Police responded about 6:40 a.m. Friday.

Gonzalez, also of Culpeper, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police do not think alcohol or speeding lead to the crash.

Charges are pending for the driver.

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