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LYONS, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say a 20-year-old upstate New York 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 (http://on.rocne.ws/15rleKc ) 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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Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com