Burlington 18-year-old killed by fall from moving vehicle

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DES MOINES CO., Iowa (KWQC) – Des Moines County investigators say a man was killed after falling out of a moving vehicle and landing on the road.

Clayton A. Connelly, 18, of Burlington died at University of Iowa Hospital after the incident occurred in the 12000 block of 65th Street around 1:00 a.m. on Nov. 24.

Details of exactly what happened are not clear, but investigators say Connelly was a passenger in a vehicle when he “exited the passenger compartment of the vehicle while it was moving and landed in the travel portion of the roadway.”

Investigators say they learned at 4:15 a.m. on Nov. 24, more than three hours after the accident, that Connelly had been injured but were not aware until that time that there had been an accident.

The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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