Skateboarder Dies On HS Graduation Day

by The Editors on June 13, 2011

Forrest AndrewsForest Andrews, an 18-year-old skateboarder who was just hours away from graduation from Hood River Valley High School, died in a longboard crash Friday afternoon, June 10, 2011, according to a story on Oregon Live.

While skateboarding on a sloping Columbia Street in Hood River early Friday afternoon, Forest Andrews hit a fork in the road at the same time as a semi heading the opposite direction, Hood River Patrol Officer Erin Mason said. . . Andrews jumped off his longboard and tripped while trying to slow down on foot. He rolled under the trailer and was run over.

We can’t even begin to image how Andrews’ parents must feel. Our thoughts are with them and his friends who have to begin summer with this great loss.

[Link: Oregon Live]

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