From the Register-Herald:
12-year-old skateboarder hit by police cruiser, killed
By Amelia A. Pridemore
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.