Boy Dies in Crash, Tried to Jump From Vehicle

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Authorities in western Kentucky say a teenager's effort to jump from his father's moving vehicle led to the boy's death.

Brandon Klepfer died Saturday along U.S. 60, west of Paducah.

The Paducah Sun quoted McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden who said the 13-year-old boy argued with his father, then tried to jump from the family's sport utility vehicle.

Hayden said the father, Gary Klepfer, 49, was trying to restrain his son from leaping out of the door the boy had opened when he lost control, crossed the median and the SUV rolled, throwing the boy out.

Gary Klepfer and his 10-year-old son Matthew Klepfer were not injured. Both wore seat belts, as did Brandon before he took his off and attempted to jump.

Hayden said he didn't anticipate charges against the father.