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      Wayne County man dies trying to climb onto roof of moving car

      Authorities say a 20-year-old Lyons man has died from injuries suffered when he fell from a moving vehicle as he tried to climb onto its roof.

      The Wayne County Sheriff's Office tells the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that Thaddus Johnson of Lyons was a passenger in a car traveling in his hometown around 2:45 a.m. Saturday when he opened the car door.

      Deputies say he told the 23-year-old woman driving the car that he was going "ghost surfing."

      Police say she was trying to slow down when Johnson fell to the pavement, suffering a severe head injury.

      Johnson died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

      It wasn't immediately clear how fast the car was traveling when Johnson exited.

      The investigation is continuing.

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