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Boy Dies After Skating Into Traffic
Hayden Schmitz Died on April 7, 2004
A young boy was tragically killed in North Plains Oregon USA
on April 7, 2004 when he skated into an
intersection at the bottom of a hill.
Nine year old Hayden Schmitz was killed
on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 when he skated
into traffic at the end of a downhill run.
The accident happened about 2:20 in the afternoon.
Hayden Schmitz and his brother
were skating northbound on Northwest 309th Avenue.
At the bottom of that downhill slope, Hayden
skated past a stop sign and was immediately struck by an
The boy was flown by helicoptor
to Oregon Health and Sciences University, but because
of his massive head and chest injuries the doctors
were not able to save him.
The driver of the vehicle, 43 year old Candice Dalesky,
was determined not to be speeding and was not cited.
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