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Teen struck, killed on skateboard
No charges yet in incident
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A 16-year-old skateboarder died Monday night after he was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 53 near Dawsonville.

Dawson County Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond said Tyler Seay died at Atlanta Medical Center, where he was flown after suffering critical injuries in the collision.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the, which occurred about 9:30 p.m. on Hwy. 53 near Frank Bruce Road.

Robin Stone, a spokeswoman for the state patrol post in Cumming, said Seay was skateboarding east "in a dark, unlit area" of Hwy. 53 when he was struck from behind.

"The juvenile was knocked into the windshield of the vehicle," Stone said.

It was not clear if Seay was wearing a helmet.

Dawson County Sheriff's deputies said Seay was skateboarding with another teen, who was not injured.

The driver of the 1990 Honda Civic, whose name has not been released, has not been cited in the wreck.

"Charges are unknown at this time," Stone said. "Alcohol was not a factor in the crash."

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter said Seay was a former Dawson County High School student who had transferred to Lumpkin County High.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Dahlonega Ward.

Seay's death is the third fatality of the year on Dawson County roads.

A 29-year-old Dawsonville woman was killed April 16 when her car went into gear and rolled over her in her driveway.

Three days later, a 24-year-old Dawsonville man was killed when he was the victim of a head-on collision on Auraria Road.