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Skateboarding teen killed in auto-pedestrian accident

By Faith Heaton Jolley | Posted - Apr 11th, 2014 @ 4:34pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — A teen was hit and killed by a vehicle while he was skating Friday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m., a male teenager was skateboarding westbound on Yale Avenue and crossing 1300 East when he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound, according to Salt Lake City Police Detective Veronica Montoya. The teen succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.

The teen was heading down a hill at the time of the incident, but it is unclear if he was in a crosswalk.

The area of 1300 East and Harvard Avenue was closed until about 7 p.m.

The victim has not yet been identified pending the notification of family and more information will be posted as it becomes available.

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