Skateboarder Dies After Being Hit by Truck in San Francisco

A skateboarder died Tuesday after being struck by a commercial truck in San Francisco, according to police.

The deadly collision happened around 12:15 p.m. in the area of 7th and Mission streets, police said.

The skateboarder, identified by the medical examiner's office as 26-year-old Pablo Ramirez of San Francisco, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Skateboarders arrived at the scene of the accident to mourn Ramirez, who is known as “P-Spliff" in the skateboarding circle.

His Instagram account shows his passion for skateboarding, and includes pictures and videos of him skateboarding in various locations across the world.

GQ Style did a feature on Ramirez and his crew, GX1000, calling them the "fastest, most fearless crew in skateboarding."

"Sean and Spliff are two of the fastest people who have ever skated on these hills," the magazine said in its profile of Spliff — a New York City native — and another skater, Sean Greene, who hails from Dallas.

Heartbreak in #SOMA after a skateboarder is killed on 7th street near Mission. SFPD is on scene investigating, he appears to have been hit by a large truck.

— Christopher Jewett (@sfnewsman) April 23, 2019

Vehicle collision (skateboarder vs. commercial vehicle) on 100 block of 7th street. #SFPD is on scene. Please avoid the area and expect street closures and traffic delays.

— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) April 23, 2019