Fatal accident blamed on 'roof surfing'

By The Canadian Press
June 1, 2016 - 6:09pm Updated: June 2, 2016 - 1:37pm

VERNON, B.C. — Police say a 27-year-old man is dead after the car he was riding on top of rolled over in Vernon, B.C.

RCMP say they received a report of a single vehicle collision early Wednesday morning, and arrived to find a man dead at the scene.

Investigators determined the man had been “roof surfing,” or riding on top of the 2007 Dodge Caliber as it travelled down the road before it rolled over.

Police say the a 35-year-old man, a 40-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were inside the car when it crashed, but the two men walked away from the scene.

One of the men went to the Vernon RCMP detachment later in the day and was released without being charged.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating.

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