Driver facing charges after man falls off roof of car in Wheatland
Posted at: 09/11/2012 10:58 AM | Updated at: 09/11/2012 11:08 AM
News10NBC has learned new information on the Wheatland incident that killed a man who fell off the roof of a moving car over the weekend. Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies say the driver of the car is now facing charges.
Deputies say 25-year-old Timothy Gorton of LeRoy was charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Investigators say 22-year-old Orry Dowdell climbed out of the back seat of a car while it was moving Saturday morning, got up onto the roof and then fell. Dowdell died from his injuries.
Dowdell, Gorton, and three other men were driving from Rochester to Wheatland when the incident happened.