Argument May Have Caused Boyfriend to Jump Out of Car

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A man who may have jumped out of a moving car on an Anaheim freeway on-ramp during an argument with his girlfriend remained hospitalized Thursday with life-threatening injuries, and police put out a call for witnesses.

Rene Sixto, 41, of Anaheim, is not expected to survive the major head injuries he suffered Monday evening, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez.

Anaheim police and California Highway Patrol officers were called about 8 p.m. Monday to what was originally reported as a body on the shoulder of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway at the end of the Lincoln Avenue on-ramp, Martinez said.

The case was initially handled as a potential hit-and-run traffic accident, the sergeant said. But investigators later learned that the man was traveling in a 2004 purple four-door Scion with his girlfriend and they were involved in an argument, he said.

"We did speak to her later that evening, and that is what she indicated to us," Martinez said.

The woman, whose name was not released, did not stop and did not report what happened, the sergeant said.

Police are looking for witnesses both those on the freeway and on surface streets leading up the man's exit from the car, Martinez said.

"We'd like to find out, first and foremost, what happened to this guy," Martinez said. "That is the concern for us."

As to any action the police may take against the driver, Martinez said that will be determined at the conclusion of the investigation.

"We'll see," Martinez said. "I'm not going to get into that."

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