A Pittsylvania County high school senior died after falling from a moving vehicle just days before graduation.
North Carolina State Police said Tunstall High School student Brandi Beckelheimer, 18, was driving home from Hyco Lake, North Carolina, in an SUV with four other teenagers on Sunday around 8:30 p.m. They said Beckelheimer was hanging out of the passenger window when he fell out and onto the sidewalk.
According to the state police, alcohol was a factor in the accident. Investigators drew blood from Beckelheimer to determine if he had been drinking.