|Published:||Sep 30, 2010 3:06 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 30, 2010 12:06 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - A medical examiner's report says a man who was fatally struck by a car on an expressway after jumping out of a taxi was a 24-year-old from Cuba.
The Miami Herald reports that Lizandro Marino-Morales went to Mexico after leaving Cuba about a week ago. He then went to Dallas and boarded a flight to Miami where he planned to stay with a cousin.
While in a taxi early Tuesday morning, authorities say he started muttering to himself and jumped out of the car. The Florida Highway Patrol says Marino-Morales laid down in the middle of the Palmetto Expressway and was killed by an oncoming car.
Marino-Morales was married and studying to be an engineer. Relatives told the medical examiner's office Wednesday that he had no known medical issues.
No charges have been filed.