12 Year-Old Skateboarder Hit, Killed by State Police Cruiser

From the Register-Herald:

12-year-old skateboarder hit by police cruiser, killed

By Amelia A. Pridemore

Register-Herald reporter

A 12-year-old boy skateboarding on Robert C. Byrd Drive was struck by a State Police cruiser and killed early Saturday, authorities said.

Curtis Dwayne Webb, 12, of 151 Dickenson Ave., Beckley, was struck around 12:05 a.m. on Byrd Drive in Crab Orchard, according to State Police 1st Sgt. D.L. Bowles.

The southbound cruiser was driven by Trooper H.D. Stone, Bowles said. The preliminary investigation indicates the boy was riding the skateboard in the roadway.

State Police Capt. S.F. Van Meter said Stone did not see the boy. Stone has been given time off to deal with what has happened.

“The whole thing is just a tragedy,” Van Meter said.

Sgt. T.L. Williams is the investigating officer, Bowles said.

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2 responses to “12 Year-Old Skateboarder Hit, Killed by State Police Cruiser

  1. i was his best friend but my ex boyfriend it was heard the first few days wakeing up and not seeing his face at school but i figerd out thatheis in a better place and that we all kneed toknow that when hepast on that all of uor hearts where broken andwe cried alot but we kneed to thin heisin a better place…..i love andmiss you dearly love laura

  2. i dont go a day without thinking about you….love laura

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