20-year-old skateboarder killed in Downey car crash

A 20-year-old man riding a skateboard was killed after he was struck by a car at an intersection in Downey on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (KABC)

A young skateboarder was killed after he was struck by a car at an intersection in Downey early Friday morning.

Police say 20-year-old Mitchell Duran of Downey was carrying a skateboard when he stepped off the median strip and into the path of a car in the 8100 block of Firestone Boulevard at Myrtle Street while attempting to cross Firestone Boulevard.

The man was struck by a 2014 Honda Accord driven by a 36-year-old Downey resident.

Duran was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not injured in the incident. The identity of the driver was not immediately released.

The collision was under investigation. If you have any information about this incident, you're urged to contact Downey police.
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