Hit-and-run accident claims life of skateboarder

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A skateboarder was hit by a vehicle near Gantzel and Chandler Heights roads in San Tan Valley. By Jennifer Thomas A skateboarder was hit by a vehicle near Gantzel and Chandler Heights roads in San Tan Valley. By Jennifer Thomas
A skateboarder was hit by a vehicle near Gantzel and Chandler Heights roads in San Tan Valley. By Jennifer Thomas A skateboarder was hit by a vehicle near Gantzel and Chandler Heights roads in San Tan Valley. By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Pinal County authorities say an 18-year-old skateboarder has died from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident.

The Sheriff's Office says the victim died late Monday night. He suffered severe head trauma and other injuries when he was struck Sunday night in San Tan Valley.

The Sheriff's Office says it's still looking for the hit-and-run driver and vehicle, which is described as a white SUV that probably has damage on the right front end.

It was last seen heading northbound on North Gantzel Road.

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