Police: Oakdale High School senior dies after falling out of moving truck

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12:15 p.m.

The Oakdale Police Department has identified the man who died as Joseph Casas, a senior at Oakdale High School.

There were five juveniles in the truck when 18-year-old Casas fell from the moving truck, police said. Alcohol and speed do not seem to be a factor in what caused Casas to fall.

The Oakdale Joint Unified School District will have grief counselors when students return on Jan. 4. In the meantime, officials said families should seek help through their insurance or services like Jessica’s House in Turlock.


Original story below:


OAKDALE, Calif. (KTXL) — An 18-year-old man died late Saturday night after falling out of a moving truck on North Oak Avenue near Poplar Street.

Oakdale police were called to the area just before midnight.

When they arrived, they tried to give medical aid to the man, but he died from his injuries.

Detectives said the man was in the front passenger of the truck and fell while hanging out of the passenger window.

No additional information about the man or the truck was released.

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