Florida man dies after jumping out of Lyft ride, getting hit on interstate

Florida man dies after jumping out of Lyft car, getting hit on interstate

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — A man died Sunday night after he jumped out the window of a Lyft car on a South Florida interstate and was hit by an oncoming car, authorities said.

The 48-year-old man was hit and killed at about 8:15 p.m. on Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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The man jumped out of the window of a black Chevrolet as it traveled south on the interstate, the Sun-Sentinel reported. He fell into the right lane of the highway and was hit by a vehicle that continued southbound, WPLG reported.

The man, who has not been identified pending notification of next-of-kin, was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries, the television station reported.

Lt. Yanko Reyes of the FHP told WPLG that it was not known why the man jumped out of a moving vehicle.

The incident is being investigated as a fatal hit-and-run, the Sun-Sentinel reported.