Napa Mourns Teen Killed While Riding Skateboard

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     A Napa teen was killed Saturday night when he was hit by a car  while riding his skateboard, Napa police said.

    Kristopher John Anderson, 17, a senior at Valley Oak High School  in Napa, was struck by a vehicle at Silverado Trail and Highland Avenue at  about 9:05 p.m., Napa police Sgt. Paul Paniagua said.

    He was found lying nearby on the west shoulder of Silverado Trail  and Winding Way, police said.

    Napa County sheriff's Capt. Tracey Stuart said Anderson was  pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m. Saturday. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

    The driver of the car that struck Anderson, Benjamin Espinosa, 29,  of Napa, remained at the scene and cooperated with police, Paniagua said.

    Police said Anderson was riding his skateboard when he was hit.

    It is unknown if alcohol played a role in the accident, but speed  does not appear to have been a factor, Paniagua said.

    Silverado Trail was closed for about four hours while the incident  was investigated.