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Santa Clarita man dies after skateboarding accident

May 24, 2011 |  6:56 pm

A 35-year-old man injured in a skateboarding accident in Santa Clarita has died, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.

Edward Culhane was “hot-boarding” when he fell late Saturday afternoon, Lt. Tom Bryski said. The stunt, in which a skateboarder holds onto a moving vehicle, is considered highly dangerous.

The incident occurred on Cedarfalls Drive about 5 p.m., Bryski said. Culhane, who suffered serious head injuries, was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, Ryan Howell, 33, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Bryski said.

Anyone with additional information on the incident is asked to contact Det. Jeff Maag at (661) 255-1121.


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