A 21-year-old Patchogue man died after falling off of a moving vehicle that he was riding on in Farmingville over the weekend.

Suffolk County police said Rafael Acosta-Lemus was riding on the trunk of a friend’s moving Volkswagen four-door sedan in a parking lot on Portion Road when slipped off and fell onto the pavement, striking his head at 1:40 a.m. Saturday.

The man behind the wheel, a 20-year-old Brentwood man, was driving slowly for a short distance to a different vehicle parked within the lot at the time, police said.

The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sixth Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident and have not yet been interviewed to call them at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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