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Police: Man Watching Porn Causes Fatal Crash, Dies

| by Emily Smith

The Michigan State Police Department said on Jan. 26 that a man died after rolling his car on the ramp while watching pornography and driving.

The accident occurred on Jan. 24 at 3:30 a.m. Police were called and a preliminary investigation revealed that the driver was watching a movie behind the wheel. The man was not wearing pants or a seatbelt when he lost control of the car, Fox News notes.

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The man was ejected from the sunroof and died at the scene.

“We see people putting on makeup, we see people doing different things as far as hygiene, as far as reading books, it’s almost to the fact there’s so much technology out there a lot of people are more paying attention to what they’re doing other than driving their cars,” Lt. Mike Shaw told CBS News.

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No other drivers were struck.

“Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes,” the Michigan State Police website reads, citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Michigan State Police also recently reported another driver watching pornography and masturbating while driving, according to Fox News. The 58-year-old man also was not wearing pants at the time of the crash.

Sources: CBS News, Fox News / Photo Credit: CBS News, WJBK