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.