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A 25-year-old man who was dancing on top of a tractor-trailer slammed into an overpass and died.
The unidentified man was knocked off of an 18-wheeler on Eastex Freeway in Houston, Texas, around 11.30am on November 10.
Footage recorded by a driver shows the man standing on a white Rapid truck and dodging one overpass. He then gets up and moves his hips and arms and appears to be looking to the right when a second overpass hits him. The man appeared to be mid-step, shows the video obtained by the Daily Mail.
It happened as the truck moved under the Tuan Street Bridge, according to the Houston Police Department.
The man was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
He may have been filming himself dancing, according to authorities. However, that detail has not been confirmed.
The truck driver was questioned and released after he was found not to be impaired.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
A driver who was four vehicles behind the truck, Crystal Davis, said she maneuvered past the man’s body as cars needed to go on the far left lane.
‘I saw the blood chunks on the ground. I saw the contorted body and broken neck and arm,’ said Davis, according to the Daily Mail. ‘It was horrible way to begin a day.’
It is one of the latest instances of people trying to ride on top of vehicles in the US.
In June, a group of at least eight people were captured standing atop moving subway cars in Brooklyn, New York. One of the daredevils appeared to be dancing, while others skipped between cars or sat at the edge of them.
A similar incident ended more tragically in August when a 15-year-old boy subway surfing in Queens in New York City fell and lost an arm.
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