- Associated Press - Monday, April 27, 2015

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man is dead after crashing his skateboard over the weekend just weeks before he was to graduate from college.

The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal (https://bit.ly/1FrVccF ) reports 26-year-old Dylan Austin of Independence was riding his skateboard at 2:17 a.m. Saturday down a hill leading into a park when he lost control and hit his head on a concrete curb.

Police Chief Bruce Howey says the University of Central Missouri student was going down a huge hill in the darkness and picking up speed when he crashed.

Austin was pronounced dead at the scene. He would have graduated in two weeks from the university with a master’s degree.

Howey says there is no reason to suspect foul play was involved.


Information from: Daily Star-Journal, https://www.dailystarjournal.com,

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