Police: Driver hit, kills 15-year-old on longboard in Josephine County
REDWOOD, Ore. – A driver hit and killed a teenager on a longboard in Josephine County Tuesday night, Oregon State Police said.
Troopers responded to a report of the fatal crash at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Elk Lane and Majestic Drive.
After investigating, police say a 15-year-old was on a longboard traveling downhill on Majestic Drive when he rolled onto Elk Lane.
When the boy entered Elk Lane, police say a driver in a southbound Mercedes SUV struck him.
The boy suffered fatal injuries and medical personnel said he died at the scene of the crash.
Police say 32-year-old Mallory Perez from Grants Pass was driving the SUV. She is cooperating with the investigation.
Officials closed Elk Lane for about two hours during the investigation.