Police: Skateboarder dies after striking police car

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TANNERSVILLE, N.Y. – New York State Police in Catskill say they are investigating a fatal accident which involved a pedestrian on a skateboard and a State Police Patrol Unit.

According to authorities, Bernard Hamilton, 50, was riding his skateboard down Hill Road on Thursday around 11:30 p.m. That is when Hamilton entered the intersection of State Route 23A and struck a marked patrol unit westbound on the road.

Police say Hamilton was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is being asked to contact the State Police at (518)-622-8600.

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