Anthony Rojas Skateboard Rider Killed in Pico Rivera Collision on Paramount Boulevard and Slauson Avenue
Pico Rivera, California (January 12, 2020) - Anthony Rojas has been identified as the skateboard rider who was killed after being struck by a truck in Pico Rivera Friday afternoon.
According to a local news source, 15-year-old Rojas died in the crash that took place in the area of Paramount Boulevard and Slauson Avenue at around 3 p.m. January 10, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
A group of skateboarders were trying to cross the street in a crosswalk at the intersection when a vehicle hit Rojas and left the scene. The vehicle was identified as a box truck.
Rojas died at a nearby hospital.
Deputies said a 58-year-old male suspect driving a box truck was arrested in connection with the incident.
The authorities are working to determine the cause of the collision.