OAKDALE (CBS13) — An 18-year-old senior at Oakdale High School has been identified as the person who died after falling out of a moving truck over the weekend, authorities say.
The incident happened just before midnight Saturday along the 200 block of N. Oak Avenue.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Loomis Boy Reunited With Stolen Dirt Bike; Deputies Track Down Suspect
Oakdale police say officers responded after a report of a person falling out of a moving truck. Officers immediately started life-saving efforts on the victim, but medics soon pronounced him dead at the scene.READ MORE: Rocklin Teacher Comes Under Fire For Years-OId Tweets With Derogatory, Racist Tone
Officers believe the man had fallen after hanging out of the passenger-side window of the truck. Five other people were inside the truck, with police saying all of them were juveniles.
On Monday, police identified the person killed as 18-year-old Oakdale resident Joseph Casas. He was a senior at Oakdale High School, police say, and grief counselors will be on hand when students return after winter break.MORE NEWS: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
Neither alcohol nor the vehicle’s speed were factors in the accident, police say.