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Driver fatally strikes man on electric skateboard in Gilroy

PIX Now Afternoon Edition 9-18-23
PIX Now Afternoon Edition 9-18-23 08:07

GILROY – A man on an electric skateboard was struck and killed by a driver Saturday night in Gilroy, police said. 

Officers responded around 9 p.m. to First Street between Wren and Kern avenues after receiving several 911 calls about a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. 

Police found a 34-year-old man at the scene suffering from major injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators believe that the man was in the roadway on an electrically powered skateboard just before he was hit. The driver of the vehicle that struck him remained on the scene and is cooperating with law enforcement. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to reach out to Gilroy Police Sgt. Michael McMahon at (408) 846-0350 or  

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