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August 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Fatal skateboard-style car accident in Vancouver

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.

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