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Virginia Teen Charged In Wake Of Friend's Death In Skateboarding Accident

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A 17-year-old high school student is facing charges of reckless driving after an accident that killed his skateboarding friend.

Arlington authorities say that earlier this month 18-year-old John Malvar was riding his skateboard while hanging on to the driver's side window of a vehicle being driven by the 17-year-old.

Officials say Malvar fell, hit his head on the road and died hours later at a Washington hospital.

The 17-year-old, who was not named because he is a juvenile, appeared before a judge in Arlington County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Tuesday. He was released to a parent.

Trial is set for August 8.

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