Teen skateboarder killed while attempting to cross Salt Lake street

Published: Friday, April 11 2014 8:34 p.m. MDT

Salt Lake City police investigate the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian accident on 1300 East and Yale in Salt Lake City Friday, April 11, 2014.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — A teenage boy is dead after being hit by a truck while skateboarding Friday afternoon.

The boy was headed west on Yale Avenue and crossing 1300 East about 2 p.m. when he was hit by a northbound truck, said Salt Lake police detective Veronica Montoya.

The boy was in a crosswalk, but police were unsure whether the crossing's flashing lights had been activated, Montoya said.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, dispatchers confirmed.

Investigators were taking statements from several witnesses, Montoya said. Cars and pedestrians on 1300 East were diverted from the accident scene until about 7 p.m.

No information about the boy's name or age was released Friday.

— McKenzie Romero

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