Reckless Driving Charges Filed in Deadly Skating Accident

By Mila Mimica
|  Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013  |  Updated 3:43 PM EDT
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Reckless Driving Charges Filed in Deadly Skating Accident

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Reckless driving charges were filed Tuesday against a Virginia teen in a deadly skating accident.

John Malvar, 18, was skateboarding and holding onto the door of a car driven by his 17-year-old friend June 4 on Highland Street.

Malvar lost his balance, struck his head on the side of the road and later died at George Washington University Hospital.

The 17-year-old has been charged with reckless driving and appeared in Arlington County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Tuesday.

 

The two were students at Washington-Lee High School.

Students held a vigil for Malvar shortly after his death, with dozens of skateboards on display at the podium.

"He just had a lot of integrity," said his swim coach. "He was always genuine and honest, and just really a great kid to have around."

A trial for the 17-year-old is scheduled for Aug. 8.

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