Man dies in skateboarding crash

HONOLULU (AP) - A 44-year-old man has died of injuries suffered in a skateboarding accident in Kaneohe.

The state medical examiner's office says Eric Pierce died.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Pierce fell and injured his head at 5:30 p.m. Saturday as he descended a steep hill on Makamae Street near Lilipuna Road. He was not wearing a helmet.

Pierce was taken to the Queen's Medical Center.

An autopsy is planned.

Pierce is the third person to die a in skateboarding crash on Oahu this year.

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