RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Investigators say a woman jumped from a pickup truck on a Southern California freeway after the driver, her husband, splashed her with gasoline and set her ablaze.
California Highway Patrol Officer Sylvia Vargas says the 23-year-old woman is hospitalized at Riverside County Regional Medical Center and is expected to recover.
Riverside County district attorney's spokesman John Hall said Friday that 39-year-old Constantino Monterrosas Gamez is charged with attempted murder and other felonies. He's in jail with bail set at $1 million pending arraignment July 28.
The CHP says Gamez was driving a pickup on Interstate 15 in Corona last week when the couple began arguing. Investigators say Gamez doused her in gas while driving and used a lighter to set her on fire.
The woman then jumped from the moving pickup.
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