Fall From Car Kills Punta Gorda Man

A bizarre, early , morning car accident kills a Punta Gorda man.

Florida Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at nearly 3:00 am when Charles Moore, 25, of Punta Gorda turned right onto Taralane Drive and the left tires of the vehicle came off the road, The passenger, Jeremiah Backus of Punta Gorda fell out of the side door onto the street and was hit by the right rear tire severely injuring him.

Backus was taken to Charlotte Regional Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

FHP is still investigating the accident.