The Florida Highway Patrol says a 15-year-old north Florida boy is dead after falling off the back of a moving car being driven by one of his friends.

Troopers say Gianni Fabian Garcia was sitting on the back of a Chevy Camaro with another friend Wednesday afternoon. The teens were sitting with their backs to the rear window as the vehicle was moving.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/234h3k7 ) reports Garcia fell off the car and hit his head on the pavement. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers are investigating and say it's too early to say whether speed was a factor.

The driver is 17 and the other teen on the back of the car is 18. Officials say the teens attended school together.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/