North Carolina

Teen Killed in Skateboarding Accident at Caleb Rd in Catawba County, NC

March 5, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Caleb Rd, Maiden, Catawba County, NC, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
North Carolina Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Caleb Rd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Teen utilizing a skateboard was struck by a tractor-trailer

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a teen at Caleb Rd in Catawba County, NC on March 5th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 3;50 p.m. According to investigators, a 15-year-old is said to have been using a skateboard on a driveway before proceeding into the roadway into the path of an approaching tractor-trailer. Reports say the teen was struck by the tractor-trailer, the teen suffering serious injuries he was hospitalized for and later died from. Officials say impairment and speed were not believed to have played factors in the incident. Additional information was not immediately available.

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