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Man dies in skateboard accident in Colorado

July 24, 2019

WINTER PARK, Colo. (AP) — A 38-year-old Colorado man has died in a skateboard accident on a street in Winter Park.

Fraser Winter Park Police say William Harding, of Granby, was not wearing a helmet and was riding at a high rate of speed when he lost control and crashed at about 1:05 p.m. Monday.

Emergency responders found Harding face down on the pavement, not breathing and bleeding heavily from the head. He was pronounced dead at the East Grand Community Clinic.

An autopsy to officially determine the cause and manner of death is pending.

Police say skateboarding is prohibited on public streets in Winter Park.

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