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23-year-old skateboarder dies after being hit by truck on Tallmadge Road in Portage County

Posted at 10:55 AM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 10:55:21-04

PALMYRA TWP, Ohio — Authorities in Portage County are investigating after a 23-year-old skateboarder was struck and killed by a truck on Tallmadge Road, according to a news release from the Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened shortly before 7 p.m. on Tallmadge Road, just west of John Thomas Road, in Palmyra Township.

Matthew Myron Dedon, 23, of Diamond, Ohio, was skateboarding east on Tallmadge Road when he was hit by a Ford F-150 that was also traveling east on Tallmadge Road.

Dedon received critical injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

The driver of the truck, a 50-year-old woman from Diamond, Ohio, was not injured from the crash.

Alcohol or drug impairment does not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.