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Skateboarder hits car, killed

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webmaster | 01/21/13

COARSEGOLD — A 17-year-old boy on a skateboard was killed after he struck a car in the intersection of Yosemite Springs Parkway and Road 400 (River Road), according to the California Highway Patrol. No other injuries were reported.

CHP Sgt. Brad Denham said the death happened about 10:40 a.m. Saturday at the rear entrance of Yosemite Lakes Park, and the boy lived in the nearby subdivision.

The boy’s friends identified him to local TV media as Jacob Schumaker and said they were shocked and saddened by the incident. “He was very fun loving, and lived to ride his skateboard. He good at it and was rarely outside without it,” they said.

Denham said the boy rode his skateboard down the hill towards the intersection and was apparently unable to stop or maneuver, striking the right front side of a moving vehicle and suffering fatal injuries. A friend on a bike was reportedly following close behind when the incident occurred...


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