Parolee who died after jumping from moving patrol car ID'd

Authorities have identified a parolee who died after jumping out a moving patrol car in Northern California. (May 7, 2017)

Authorities have identified a parolee who died after jumping out a moving patrol car in Northern California.

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office identified the man Saturday as 29-year-old Ryan Ellis.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Sacramento County Sheriff deputies detained Ellis on Thursday night near his estranged wife's home in North Highlands after receiving reports of a man who had violated a restraining order.

Officials say Ellis was handcuffed and put in the back of a patrol car. While he was being driven to jail, he kicked out the rear window of the vehicle and jumped out.

Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull says Ellis received critical injuries to his head and was sent to the hospital. He died the next morning.

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