"Truck surfing" proves deadly

(March 1, 2004) — (Rogers-AP) -- A Rogers man died this weekend after falling from the hood of a moving pickup truck while performing a stunt known as truck surfing. James Leon Bruce, 27, was killed. A spokesman for the Benton County Sheriff's Office says Bruce's friend who was driving the truck placed Bruce in the truck bed and called authorities for help. The accident actually happened in Missouri but the friend crossed the Arkansas line to make the call for help. Missouri State Police are investigating.