Passenger who fell off roof of moving car succumbs to injuries
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 11, 2012 - 10:39am
A man who reportedly climbed out onto the roof of a moving car and fell off the vehicle has died and the driver, a Le Roy resident, has been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation.
Orry Dowdell, 22, was initially transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital following the accident at 3 a.m., Saturday, on Route 36, just north of Mumford.
Dowdell succumbed to his injuries over night.
Reports list Dowdell as a Wheatland resident, but he may have been living more recently in Le Roy at the Royal Apartments.
The driver of the vehicle is reported as Timothy Gorton, 25, of 2410 Leroy Caledonia Road, Le Roy.
Somebody forgot to add the statement "alcohol may have been a factor"
Sorry, but my first thought was, how sad that a 22 year olds life has just ended. It was a crazy thing to do, but a life has been lost, and I am sure he was very much loved and will be missed by many.