Wayne County man dies trying to climb onto roof of moving car
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:28:19 GMT —
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.