A teen is dead after riding on the roof of a car

A teen is dead after riding on the roof of a car

Amarillo, TX - A teen is dead after riding on the roof of a car.

16 year old Johnny Joe Lozano and an unidentified 17 year old female were riding on the roof of a 2002 a Mitsubishi Lancer on the 100th block of West Horseshoe Lane. Lozano was thrown from the roof when the driver applied the brakes. He received a head injury when he hit the ground. Lozano was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. On October 23, Lozano died of the injuries he sustained in the incident.

The incident is being considered a traffic fatality and is being further investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad.

At this time the police believe alcohol was not a factor in this incident.