Police: Michael Currin fatally injured after falling from bed of pickup truck

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An email from the University to students said 19-year-old Michael Currin was critically injured and hospitalized after the incident.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Michael Currin, a freshman at the University of Dayton who died Monday, is believed to have sustained fatal injuries after falling from the bed of a pickup truck, according to Dayton Police.

In a statement released Wednesday night, DPD said that evidence indicates Currin left to get pizza from an establishment on Wayne Avenue on foot. On his way back home, authorities believe he was offered a ride in the back of a pickup truck.

Currin was found a mile away in the road “after separating from the bed of the moving truck.” The Montgomery County Coroner said his head injury was consistent with falling from a moving vehicle.

Police said that the driver of the truck did not stop to report the incident or provide assistance to Currin. He was discovered by a woman moments later who happened to be driving by. She attempted to help and contacted 911.

Dayton Police Detective have identified the people in the truck and are still investigating the matter. Detectives will also meet with prosecutors to discuss potential charges at a later time.

A spokesperson for the department gave an update Monday, Sept. 28:

“The Dayton Police Department’s investigation into the tragic death of Michael Currin is ongoing and there are no additional details we are able to share at this time. The outpouring of offers of assistance we have received from the public has been remarkable and is truly a testament to Michael’s impact on those who knew him.”

The Dayton Police Department

WDTN.com will update this story when more information is available.


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