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Crash Claims Life Of Juvenile On Skateboard

A juvenile was killed in a Catawba County crash. Today (March 5) at approximately 3:50 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Caleb Road near East Maiden Road in Maiden. A 15-year-old juvenile riding a makeshift skateboard exited his driveway, entered the roadway, and was struck by a 2011 Freightliner truck traveling south.

The juvenile was critically injured and was transported by EMS to Atrium Health Lincoln, in Lincolnton, where he passed away as a result of his injuries. The driver of the Freightliner and a passenger were not injured.

The initial investigation does not indicate impairment or speed to be contributing factors in the collision. All occupants were restrained by seatbelts. During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for approximately one hour. No charges will be filed in this case.