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St. Pete Teenager Dies in Skateboarding Crash

Posted at 7:34 AM, Feb 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-02 07:34:00-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A St. Petersburg teenager is dead after hitting his head while skateboarding.

Police say 15-year-old Austin Demauro was holding on to the back of a Mercedes sedan when he let go, lost control of his skateboard and hit his head. The teen's 15-year-old friend was driving the car.

The Tampa Bay Times reports bystanders performed CPR on the teen. He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the two teens had met up earlier Sunday at a skate park. The crash happened just before 6 p.m.

An investigation continues.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.