Police: 17-year-old Girl Dies of ‘Car Surfing’ Injuries

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Salem, Ore., say a 17-year-old girl has died of injuries she suffered while “car surfing” with other teens last weekend.

The Statesman Journal reports that Lt. Steve Birr says Marisol Quesada of Salem died early Monday of injuries she suffered early Saturday. She had been taken to Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland.

In car surfing, Birr says passengers ride on the exterior of a car as another person drives. In this case, two teens were riding on the back of a sedan in a large commercial store parking lot when both were thrown from the vehicle’s trunk.

Lt. Dave Okada says the other teen was not seriously hurt.

KATU-TV reports that North Salem High School plans a candlelight vigil for Quesada on Wednesday.

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