A 12-year-old Kearns boy was killed Friday night when he was hit by a car.

Jonathon Kunkel was either riding a skateboard or trying to retrieve it from 5600 West near 5600 South when he was hit by a car, according to Salt Lake County Fire Captain Bob Olschesky.Pioneer Valley Hospital officials said Kunkel died before emergency personnel arrived at the accident scene.

Details of how the accident occurred were sketchy at press time; investigators were still at the scene.