Teen Dies After Falling from Trunk of Moving Vehicle

A teen woman is dead following a fall from an automobile on Wednesday.

New-press.com reports that the 18-year-old victim was on the trunk of a car being driven by a 15-year-old girl in Lehigh Acres on Wednesday at about 6:10 p.m. Apparently, as the vehicle traveled on Maple Avenue North near East Penn Road the 18-year-old fell from the trunk of the vehicle and landed in the travel lane.

A 17-year old girl was also a passenger in the car at the time of the incident.

Authorities transported the victim to a local medical facility for treatment, but she was later pronounced dead. 

It is not immediately clear why the teen woman was riding on the trunk of the car.

Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the tragedy.

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