Teen dies trying to skateboard alongside truck in Queens

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A teenager skateboarding while holding onto a truck died Thursday when he lost his grip and fell under the wheels.
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A teenager skateboarding while holding onto a truck died Thursday when he lost his grip and fell under the wheels.

Alexander Ciszewski, 18, was skateboarding and hanging onto a white box truck along 47th Avenue in Long Island City when he lost control and fell underneath the vehicle’s rear wheel around 11:38 a.m., police said.

Police found Ciszewski unconscious with severe trauma to his body on 47th Avenue between 32nd Place and 33rd Street.

Emergency personnel took Ciszewski, a Sunnyside resident, to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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