Skateboard-style move in car leads to fatal crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

VANCOUVER, Wash.--- Prosecutors say a driver was attempting a skateboard-style maneuver in his car when he crashed in Washington state, killing a passenger.

The Columbian reports that a group of friends had seen a skateboarding movie before the early Saturday crash, and one of the five passengers asked 21-year-old Ryan J. McGuinness of Vancouver to "slap the rail" - a skateboarding term for bouncing the wheels off the curb.

Prosecutors say McGuinness was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the 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.

A lawyer for McGuinness, Jon McMullen, said the crash was a tragic accident.

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