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Skateboarder Dies After Being Towed by Car

The State | IN BRIEF / POINT ARENA

July 10, 2002|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A skateboarder was killed while being towed by a vehicle on the road, police said.

Robert Powers, 20, of Monte Rio was found lying on the road unconscious with head injuries. He died after being airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, police said.

James Crowl, 22, of Monte Rio was allegedly driving the car that was pulling Powers. Crowl was found nearby after authorities arrived. He was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated and causing injury, according to a police statement.

Crowl was being held Monday at Mendocino County Jail, police said.

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