Alamo Teen Died From Crush Injury

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010  |  Updated 5:15 PM PDT
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Alamo Teen Died From Crush Injury

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 An autopsy conducted on the body of an Alamo teenager who died in  Danville late Sunday night after he jumped onto his friend's moving sport  utility vehicle and slipped off showed that he was run over, according to the  Contra Costa County coroner's office.

Justin Deyoung, 19, was standing near the intersection of Del  Amigo and Glen roads just before midnight when a Toyota Sequoia filled with  several of his friends pulled up to him, Danville Police Chief Steve Simkins  said.

His friends told him where they were going so he could meet them  there, and the Sequoia began to pull away. Deyoung then apparently decided at  the last minute to try to jump onto the side of the SUV and ride along with  it but fell, Simkins said.

The driver called 911, and emergency responders pronounced Deyoung  dead at the scene.

Police said it does not appear that drugs or alcohol played a part  in the accident.

An autopsy completed Monday found that Deyoung died from head  injuries and blunt force trauma from falling from a moving vehicle and being  run over, a deputy coroner said.
    

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