RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A well-known Victorville business owner experienced a traumatic experience as he witnessed his wife, an Apple Valley High School Counselor jump off a freeway overpass Tuesday afternoon.
The 55-year-old Victorville woman, identified as Carol Pulice jumped approximately 80 feet to her death off the southbound I-15 freeway in the Rancho Cucamonga area.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., Carol Pulice, the passenger in a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta began making threats to jump out of the vehicle to her husband, Sam Pulice, who was driving the vehicle.
Mr. Pulice called 911 to report her intentions which caused a traffic break to be conducted near Milliken Avenue. Mrs. Pulice began to open the door of the moving vehicle causing him to stop the vehicle to prevent her from jumping from the moving vehicle.
When the vehicle stopped, determined to jump, Mrs. Pulice climbed over the guardrail and immediately jumped from the bridge landing onto the dirt shoulder area of the eastbound 10 freeway, CHP officials said. Carol Pulice was pronounced dead at the scene.
Carol Pulice was well-loved by students and the families of the students at Apple Valley High School. “She was my Counselor at Apple Valley [High School], she inspired me to change my ways and get my diploma. She was the kindest person I’ve even met,” said former AVHS student, Ray Heredia.
Mrs. Pulice touched many lives counseling many students with both academics and through grief, “So sad, she was my niece’s counselor and a big help to me with my niece adjusting to her dad passing away,” said Rhonda LeAnn, on the 24/7 Headline News group.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that Mrs. Pulice was battling a terminal illness. She leaves behind her husband, Sam Pulice; the owner of Mojave Copy & Printing, and their three children; Victoria, Andrew, and Matthew.
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