Independence teenager Cody Dayberry dies in fall from moving car

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - An Independence teenager died this week after a fall from a moving vehicle, police said.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in the Highland Manor Trailer Park in the 17000 block of E. US 40 Highway in Independence, Mo.

Witnesses tell police 16-year-old Cody Dayberrywas riding on the trunk of a 2003 Nissan Altima on a private street in the trailer park.

Cody struck his head when he fell or tried to get off the car, the witnesses told police.

He was taken to an unspecified area hospital, and then to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where he later died.

The cause of the accident remained under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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