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Fresno County, California — June 25, 2013

Officials say a teenage skateboarder died after crashing into a vehicle in Sanger Monday evening.

According to California Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Mark Carpenter, Jr. was traveling on his skateboard near the intersection of North Avenue and Thompson Avenue around 5:25 p.m. when he crashed into a vehicle driven by an unidentified motorist whom was attempting to pass him. The impact caused Mark to fall onto the roadway.

Mark died from his injuries.

Officials are conducting an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of this incident.

Nearly 213,000 people were treated each year in emergency departments for outdoor recreational injuries from 2004 to 2005, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those injured, about 51 percent were between the ages of 10 and 24.

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