DARIEN - A Norwalk taxi company says 19-year-old Brendan Shay fell out of one of their cabs Sunday night, causing the head trauma that killed him the next day.

According to one of the company's dispatchers, Shay deliberately opened the door to the taxi cab that was taking him and two friends home when he fell out of the car.

The dispatcher also says the three friends had been drinking and that Shay's friends helped him back in the car, then the driver dropped Shay off at his home.

Police did not comment about the alleged fall from the cab.