OFFICIALS: Man dies after jumping from moving car in Wayne County

Published: Aug. 29, 2023 at 3:23 PM EDT
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WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Eastern Carolina officials say a man has died after jumping from a moving car.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a man and a woman driver were arguing when the man opened the passenger door and jumped from the vehicle.

Deputies say 20-year-old Brian Castaneda later died from his injuries.

It happened Saturday night in the 2100 block of Arrington Bridge Road.

Officials say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the man’s death.

The investigation is ongoing and the body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.