Lakeland: Van Hits Teen Chasing Skateboard

Society_Ambulance_1LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A high school junior is dead after he chased his skateboard into a Lakeland road and was hit by a van.

Police say 16-year-old Devyn Rainey was standing on the curb Monday afternoon when his skateboard rolled into the road. He went to retrieve it and was hit by a van driven by 58-year-old Douglas Heruska.

The Ledger of Lakeland ( ) reports the driver stopped and attempted to help Rainey. Sheriff’s officials say several other drivers and bystanders also tried to help the boy.

Investigators say Heruska did not appear to be impaired or speeding. The investigation is continuing but deputies say it doesn’t appear there will be any charges.

Source: Associated Press