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UPDATED: Man Dies From Skateboard Crash Injuries

khts_ambulanceUPDATED Tuesday, May 24 2:23 p.m.

Edward Culhane, the 35-year old skateboarder involved in Saturday's traffic accident has died from massive head injuries suffered in Saturday's accident.

At 2:10 p.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Santa Clarita deputies responded to a skatebaorder who was criticaly injured on Cedarfalls Drive east of Urbandale Drive in Saugus.

Culhane was riding on a skateboard while being pulled by a vehicle being driven by Ryan Howell, 33. Culhane fell off his skateboard and hit his head on the ground. He was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for treatment, but died on Monday.


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Deputies have determined that Howell was under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to Santa Clarita Valley Station where he was booked for driving under the influence and remained in custody until he posted bond on Sunday. Howell could face more serious charges with the death of Culhane.

Anyone who witnessed the incident are urged to call Detective Maag assigned to the Santa clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Office at (661) 255-1121.