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Manhattan Beach teen dies after skateboard 'skitching' trick goes wrong

Manhattan Beach teen dies after skateboard 'skitching' trick goes wrong

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a teenage boy who hit his head while performing a skateboarding stunt on the back of a Jeep in a Palos Verdes Estates neighborhood Friday night, authorities said.

Sandro McIlroy, 16, was riding his skateboard in the 500 block of Epping Road when he grabbed the passenger door of the moving Jeep, said Palos Verdes Estates police Sgt. Steve Barber. As the Jeep traveled at least 10 mph on the road, Sandro slowly made his way toward the back of the vehicle, he said.

The Manhattan Beach teenager was holding onto to the back of the Jeep when he lost control of his skateboard and fell onto the road, the sergeant said. Sandro,...

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