Skateboarder dies after crashing into truck near busy intersection


A 35-year-old skateboarder died after colliding with a truck in St. Paul Tuesday night.

Police say Soren Hallberg, of St. Paul, was “going pretty fast” when he exited an alleyway and broadsided a truck that was passing by, the Star Tribune says.

The incident happened on Fairview Avenue, near the busy Grand Avenue intersection, around 8:40 p.m., police tweeted. He died early Wednesday at Regions Hospital, reports note.

The truck driver, 35-year-old Trevor Skalsky, of Coon Rapids, was moving at or below the speed limit at the time of the crash and stopped immediately, police told the Pioneer Press.

Hallberg was wearing earbuds at the time of the accident, and no helmet, police told the Star Tribune.

Skalsky told police he didn't see the skateboarder, WCCO says. He is not expected to be cited in the incident.

Hallberg has a wife and young child, reports note.

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