Up-and-Coming Daredevil Skateboarder Killed by Truck
A native New Yorker, Pablo Ramirez was a member of the GX-1000 skate crew
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Pablo Ramirez, a professional skateboarder, was struck and killed by a dump truck in San Francisco’s South of Market district on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.
“Officers who arrived on the scene found a commercial vehicle that was involved in a collision and a skateboarder who was suffering from life-threatening injuries,” said San Francisco police spokesman officer Robert Rueca.
A native New Yorker, 26-year-old Ramirez was a member of the GX-1000 skate crew, which GQ referred to as the “most fearless crew in skateboarding.”
Crew members converged on the scene after the accident to mourn.
Members of well known skate crew #gx1000 mourning the tragic loss of one of their own Pablo Ramirez in #SanFrancisco #SOMA it appears Pablo died after being hit by a large truck on 7th street near Mission. pic.twitter.com/DzcvSVsZwZ
— Christopher Jewett (@sfnewsman) April 24, 2019
Following the news of Ramirez’s death, Thrasher magazine posted a tribute to him on Instagram.
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Pablo Ramirez was a beautiful spirit, overflowing with love and unyielding energy. It’s impossible to articulate the passion he brought to every waking moment, every session with the homies. A burning fire in our skateboarding community has dimmed. This is heartbreaking 💔
“He was one of the happiest, most positive people I have ever met,” said Tony Vitello, the owner of the magazine, told The San Francisco Chronicle. “He was just exploding with energy, overflowing with life. It was infectious. He would just be so pumped up to see you. He was just that stoked all the time.”
Tribute videos were also posted online.
— Guy (@Guyhelfrich) April 24, 2019
best to do it. rip pablo ramirez. pic.twitter.com/yySEf53tnW
— 🗑NZ🗑 (@jncojeans) April 24, 2019
Investigators are still interviewing witnesses and reviewing security video to determine what happened before the fatal collision.
The driver of the truck has been cooperating with investigators and police do not suspect drugs or alcohol played a role in the fatal accident.
Ramirez was the 11th person to be killed by a vehicle this year in San Francisco.
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