Northern California Woman, 83, Killed After Being Struck By Skateboarding Teen

SANTA CRUZ (AP) — Authorities in the Northern California city of Capitola say an 83-year-old woman has died after being hit by a teenager on a skateboard.

Capitola police say Maryann Slettehaugh was knocked to the ground after she was hit by a 17-year-old skateboarder as she crossed a street a little after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Sgt. Andrew Dally told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that the teen was going about 15 to 20 mph when he hit the woman in a crosswalk. She was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where authorities say she died just before midnight.

The skateboarder was not hurt and he was not arrested, but Dally says his parents were notified and that detectives are investigating.

The teen’s name has not been released.

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