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UPDATE: Boy Riding Skateboard Dies After Collision With Truck

A boy that was rushed to a hospital after a collision at the intersection of Kara Place and Lomitas Avenue, near Concannon Boulevard, has died, police said.

A 13-year-old boy riding a skateboard died Tuesday after a collision with a truck, Livermore Police Sgt. John Hurd said.

The fatal collision occured around 5:20 p.m. near the intersection of Kara Place and Lomitas Avenue, near Concannon Boulevard.

The boy was identified as Livermore-resident Nathan William Strube by the
Alameda County coroner's bureau.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed that Nathan was riding his skateboard northbound on Kara Place and was turning to westbound Lomitas Avenue when he struck the side of a pickup truck that was pulling a landscape-type trailer eastbound on Lomitas Avenue.

Police, who interviewed the driver and witnesses, continue to investigate the collision and said drugs and alcohol do not appear to be involved in the incident. Nathan was wearing a helmet, Hurd said.

When emergency crews arrived on scene they initially called for a helicopter to transport the boy, who was suffering from major injuries, according to reports heard on a police scanner.

It appeared the helicopter was called off and an ambulance rushed Nathan to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Livermore Police Department Traffic Unit at 925-371-4850.

Livermore Patch will update this story as more information is made available.

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Nicholas May 11, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Mendenhall's leadership class has changed tommorrow's spirit day to honor Nathan and plan on doing much more.
Kaitlin Laraine Potts May 11, 2012 at 06:59 AM
Cant believe Nathan is gone. He was a sweet boy. My dad told me today my heart just dropped I knew Nathan he was a great kid. RIP Nathan ill miss you.
Missunderstood May 12, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Prayers for the family of Nathan, and for the driver of the truck and his family.
Matt May 16, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Is there any information about the family or funeral plans? A place where one could send flowers or a card of sympathy?

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