The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Prosecutors say a driver was attempting a skateboard-style maneuver in his car when he crashed in Vancouver, killing a passenger.
Clark County prosecutors also say 21-year-old Ryan J. McGuinness of Vancouver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the early Saturday crash on Interstate 205 that killed 18-year-old London D. Stoll of Vancouver.
McGuinness was in court Monday on suspicion of vehicular homicide. The judge set an Aug. 29 arraignment and $30,000 bail.
The Columbian reports a group of friends had seen a skateboarding movie earlier in the night and one passenger asked McGuinness to “slap the rail” — a skateboarding term for bouncing the wheels off the curb.
The lawyer for McGuinness, Jon McMullen, said the crash was a tragic accident.