A Houston man died Monday morning from injuries sustained when he exited a moving car.

A Houston man died early Monday after he exited a moving van Sunday night at Bucyrus, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Tpr. T.A. Gayer of the patrol said Steven L. Baitinger, 46, opened the door of a moving northbound 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by Stacey L. Colgan. Authorities said Baitinger died at 4:02 a.m. Monday at St. John’s in Springfield. He was flown there after the accident.

Members of the Roby Fire Department responded to the scene that was on Highway 17 between Miller and Roubidoux roads.

It is the 15th fatality of the year in the nine-county region of Troop G.

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