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Teen Dies After Falling Off Of Moving Car

  A local teen dies after falling off the trunk of a moving car.  19 year old Jonathan Lee Sanders of Jacksonville sustained fatal head injuries Thursday evening.   Police say, he was among a group of teens walking down Tyler Street when a friend pulled up to give them a ride.  According to police, there was only room for one passenger, so Jonathan rode on the trunk. Jonathan fell off just a block away from his own house. Police initially thought the teens were car surfing but say they have ruled that out.  

  "In my mind, this would not be car surfing it was a bad choice of transportation from getting point A to point B. In this case there were no thrills involved it was means of transportation," says Detective Travis Cearley with Jacksonville Police Department.

  Detective Cearley says the teen who was driving the car could face manslaughter charges, which carry up to 20 years in prison.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.  kdavis@kltv.com  

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