Orange County Fire Authority was called to the parking lot of La Tierra Elementary School with a 9-1-1 call concerning an unconscious 14 year old boy. Initially it was thought that he had a skateboarding accident, but after the facts were revealed, it seems he had sustained head trauma through a senseless trunk riding stunt.
Investigators believe that the 17 year old driver was offering to take kids to a nearby park. When the inside of his car filled up, then three young boys got into the open trunk. Nestor Barrientos-Macias then fell off the trunk and hit his head. He was rushed to Mission Hospital but died three days later.
This week the 17 year old driver was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and suspicion of felony hit and run. Trunk riding is a dangerous new stunt and parents need to warn their children of the tragic consequences; both as the driver and rider.