Man dead after wife says he jumped from moving vehicle

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Posted: Aug 05, 2016 3:00 PM

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A man is dead after his wife reported that he jumped from their moving vehicle during a fight in the Denver suburb of Lakewood.

Officers found the injured man lying in the street shortly before midnight Thursday. They saw that nearby power poles and traffic signals apparently had been hit, but they didn't see the vehicle involved.

The man died after being taken to the hospital, and police tracked down his wife as well as their damaged vehicle. She said she hit the poles and traffic lights while trying to control the vehicle. It's unclear who was driving when the man jumped out.

Police say they're still investigating and will wait for test results to see if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the man's death or the crash.