March 24, 2015 1:41 pm
Updated: March 24, 2015 2:56 pm

Death of Vernon longboarder ruled accidental

A coroner's report says Christopher Mitchell was travelling north on 39th St. when he hit a vehicle heading east on Okanagan Ave.

Jim Lenton / Global Okanagan

VERNON – The death of a teenage longboarder in Vernon last summer has been deemed an accident.

Christopher Mitchell, 17, was killed July 13, 2014 when he collided with a vehicle near 39th St. and Okanagan Ave while longboarding.

A coroner’s report says Mitchell wasn’t wearing a helmet or protective clothing.

A toxicology test revealed the teen had recently used cannabis.

The coroner didn’t make any recommendations.

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