A 51-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a car while riding a skateboard in Riverside Saturday night.
The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Arlington and Jones avenues.
Riverside police and fire personnel responded to the scene to find a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze that had crashed into the skateboarder.
The unidentified pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The man’s name and cause of death is pending the result of a coroner’s investigation.
Police believe the skateboarder was riding in the westbound lanes of Arlington Avenue when he was struck by the vehicle.
The vehicle was being driven by a 72-year-old man from Alta Loma who police say stayed and cooperated with the investigation.
The driver was not arrested and police say it’s unclear if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact Riverside Police Traffic Detective G. Anderson at 951-826-8723.