Teen dies after falling off moving vehicle

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Police are investigating the death of 16-year-old Cody Dayberry, who reportedly suffered fatal injuries when he fell off of a moving vehicle. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon at about 3:45 p.m. at Highland Manor Trailer Park.

Witnesses said that Dayberry was riding on the trunk lid of a 2003 Nissan Altima, which was being driven by another 16-year-old on a private street at the trailer park. He reportedly fell as he attempted to get off the trunk while the car was moving at a slow speed.

He struck his head on the ground after falling. He was initially taken to an area hospital for treatment and later transferred to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City where he died. The accident is still under investigation.

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