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Skateboarder dies following National City hit-and-run

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jul 12, 2020

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) -- The skateboarder injured during a hit-and-run in National City Friday has died, a family member tells 10News.

According to the relative, the man suffered severe brain damage from the crash.

“The whole family is torn apart and want justice,” the family member said.

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According to National City police, the man was skateboarding with friends along Palm Avenue around 12:30 a.m. when a driver traveling northbound hit him.

Police say the driver left the scene, leaving the skateboarder in the street.

Witnesses told police the driver was a woman. Police say the suspect’s vehicle is a black Mitsubishi Galant with major damage to the front end and a missing side mirror.

The family of the victim started a GoFundMe to raise money for funeral and medical expenses.