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Wrongful death suit filed after ‘car surfing’ stunt

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed after a ‘car surfing’ stunt left a 20-year-old man dead.

The incident occurred in a Wal-Mart parking lot off of South Illinois Route 31 when the young man was sitting on top of a car and the driver took a sharp turn and accelerated quickly.

The man was thrown from the car as a result and died two days later of injuries sustained. The 19-year-old driver of the car was charged with reckless homicide. The victim’s family stated in the suit that the driver was going too fast and driving too recklessly and this caused the young man’s death.

Our deepest condolences are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.