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Child Killed, Another Hurt In Crash Involving Vallejo Garbage Truck

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The scene of a Vallejo  accident involving two skateboarders and a Recology garbage truck on November 11, 2011. 12-year-old Joseph Tafoya was killed in the accident. (CBS)

The scene of a Vallejo accident involving two skateboarders and a Recology garbage truck on November 11, 2011. 12-year-old Joseph Tafoya was killed in the accident. (CBS)

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VALLEJO (KCBS) – An 11-year-old boy who was skateboarding with a another child died Friday afternoon after crashing into a Vallejo garbage truck.

The child, and an 8-year-old boy were riding on a skateboard on Pembrook Drive near Linfield Drive around 12:30 p.m. when the accident with the Recology Vallejo garbage truck occurred, Battalion Chief Kathryn Harpold said.

The older boy was taken to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center where he died and the younger boy was flown to Children’s Hospital in Oakland, Harpold said.

Family members were at the scene, Harpold said.

The accident happened near the Elsa Widenmann Elementary School at 100 Whitney Ave. that was closed for the Veterans Day holiday, Harpold said.

Vallejo police, who are investigating the accident, were not available for comment.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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