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Teen skateboarder struck and killed by SUV in Yorba Linda

Classmates of a teenage skateboarder struck and killed in Yorba Linda this weekend plan to honor him on by wearing bucket hats and Hawaiian shirts — two staples of his wardrobe — when they return to school Monday at El Dorado High School.

Logan Wells, 16, was struck by a Kia Sorrento that was traveling eastbound on Bastanchury Road, near Secretariat Way, at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday, according to authorities.

The driver of the vehicle, a 61-year-old man, stopped and called 911, Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock told KTLA-TV.

Wells was transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he died.

A preliminary investigation indicated that alcohol on the part of the driver was not a factor, Hallock said.

The driver was not cited or arrested.

On Sunday afternoon, friends and loved ones left flowers, candles and skateboards at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the collision. They also wrote memorial inscriptions on the sidewalk in multicolored chalk.


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