OCALA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a 15-year-old north Florida boy is dead after falling off the back of a moving car being driven by one of his friends.
Troopers say Gianni Fabian Garcia was sitting on the back of a Chevy Camaro with another friend Wednesday afternoon. The teens were sitting with their backs to the rear window as the vehicle was moving.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports Garcia fell off the car and hit his head on the pavement. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Troopers are investigating and say it’s too early to say whether speed was a factor.
The driver is 17 and the other teen on the back of the car is 18. Officials say the teens attended school together.