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Man killed after being ejected from truck bed

9:13 AM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A 22-year-old died after a crash threw him from the bed of the pickup truck he was riding in.

Twenty-two-year-old Eric Holfer was driving a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup South on I-95 near mile marker 311 shortly after 11 p.m. Friday night, according to a crash report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP said Joshua Lee Green was riding in the bed of the truck.

While the in the left lane, the left rear tire blew out, causing Holfer to lose control of the truck.

The truck traveled to the west shoulder, the report said, where it struck several trees before overturning.

When the truck flipped, it ejected Green out of the truck's bed.

Police pronounced Green dead at the scene.

The report said charges in the crash are pending.


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