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.