Pickup Jumps Curb, Kills Skateboarder Before Crashing Into Gas Station

Sheriff's deputies in Dallas arrested the man who drove his pickup truck over a curb, fatally striking a skateboarder before crashing through the side of a gas station Monday afternoon.

The series of crashes happened at about 3:40 p.m. along the southbound Interstate 35E service road at Marsalis Avenue.

According to deputies, the driver of a gold-colored Ford pickup lost control near the exit ramp, ran into the grassy median and jumped the curb, striking a 26-year-old man who was riding a skateboard. The pickup continued on and  crashed into the side of a Valero convenience store.

The skateboarder, 26-year-old Alfonso Sustaita, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the pickup, identified as Jeremiah Huse, 34, was arrested on a charge of vehicular manslaughter. He was held at the Dallas County Jail Wednesday without bond.

No further information was released.

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