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New Britain skateboarder dies after being struck by vehicle

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(New Britain police photo) (New Britain police photo)

A skateboarder in New Britain died after he was struck by a passing vehicle on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the crash happened in the area of 20 Franklin Sq. just after 5 p.m. The skateboarder, who was later identified as 20-year-old Hector Almodovar Jr. from New Britain, suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. Police said he later died from his injuries. 

Police said the driver of the vehicle was not seriously injured in the crash. That driver is cooperating with the investigation. 

The New Britain Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau is investigating the crash. No charges have been filed at this time. 

Police initially put out a release on Friday morning to identify the skateboarder. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Britain Police Department at 860-826-3071.

A GoFundMe account has been setup for Almodovar's family. To donate, click here. 

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