N. Ill. teen dies after skateboarding accident

5:34 PM, Jul 31, 2010   |    comments
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- A 16-year-old northern Illinois boy has died after a skateboarding accident in which he was reportedly being pulled by a car.

Alexander Baer died Thursday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, two days after the accident.

Authorities say it appears that Baer was on his skateboard being pulled by a rope that was attached to a vehicle when the accident happened.

Fire officials say Baer was a short distance from his home in unincorporated McHenry County. He was a student at McHenry East High School.

The accident remains under investigation.

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