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Gladewater man dies from injuries suffered while 'car surfing'

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(TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - A 19-year-old man is dead from injuries he suffered after he fell from a moving car while trying to "car surf," an official said.

Smith County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Mitch Shamburger said he pronounced Christopher Price of Gladewater dead this afternoon after being called to Mother Frances where the man succumbed to his injuries.

Shamburger said the information he received from the Wood County Sheriff's Office indicated the man was atop a vehicle in the 300 block of County Road 3446 near Hawkins when he fell from the vehicle. 

"He suffered severe head trauma from striking his head on the pavement," he said.

According to Shamburger, a deputy on the case told him the vehicle fled the scene, according to a witness.


However, Shamburger did not know the make or color of the vehicle. 

Phone calls have been placed to the Wood County Sheriff's Office and the Tyler Paper will bring additional details as they become availabl

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