Sheriff: Teen dies after longboard accident in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Polk County, Oregon, sheriff's spokesman says an 18-year-old boy has died after falling backward and hitting his head as he fell from his longboard.

A longboard is a longer version of a skateboard.

Sheriff's Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins said a 17-year-old friend of Joshua Robertson called to report the Monday afternoon accident in Salem, Oregon.

Jenkins says the injured teen was taken to Salem Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators say he lost control on a corner. Robertson was not wearing a helmet.

Jenkins says the boy was a senior at West Salem High School.