A man was arrested in Lewisville Tuesday night on capital murder charges after a car salesman fell out of a moving truck during a test drive, Richardson police said.
Witnesses told police that John Phinney, 53, fell out of a moving truck along U.S. Highway 75 near the Spring Valley exit at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. It was unclear whether Phinney was pushed from the truck, which was probably traveling more than 50 mph, police said.
James Allen Thorpe, 41, was arrested in connection with Phinney's death.
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Officers said Phinney worked for the Manuel Dodge dealership in Richardson and had gone with the man on a test drive.
Thorpe was being held Wednesday on a $3 million bond at a Dallas County jail.
Thorpe denied pushing Phinney out of the vehicle in a jailhouse interview. He said the car salesman jumped out of the vehicle.
Police said they were contacted after Phinney didn't return from the test drive.