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Skateboard Rider, 15, Killed in National City

March 09, 1986

NATIONAL CITY — A junior high school student was killed Friday night when he was struck by a car as he crossed a street on a skateboard, police reported.

Louis O. Panza, 15, of National City, was riding his skateboard north on D Avenue when he tried to cross 16th Street. A car driven by Vaughn Isom in the eastbound lane of 16th Street hit the boy, who died of massive head injuries at the scene of the 6:30 p.m. accident.

Isom told police that he didn't see Panza enter the street. Isom was not cited.

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