CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A man said he saw someone skateboarding in the middle of the road just before a State Police car struck and killed a 12-year-old boy in Beckley last month, according to a State Police report on the incident.
Also, a friend of Curtis Webb, the boy killed on March 22, posted a video on the Internet of a teenager running across a five-lane road at night, apparently in the same area where Webb was killed.
Webb was struck around midnight by a State Police cruiser driven by Trooper H.D. Stone. State Police released a report on the accident Wednesday.
According to the report, Travis Lester told police he was driving through the area where the accident occurred on his way to Raleigh General Hospital and saw three teenage boys on skateboards on the far left curb of the road.
One of the boys was about 100 yards behind the other two and skated in the middle turning lane on the main road, Lester told Trooper C.H. Mitchell, who wrote the report. Lester told police that shortly afterward, he saw a State Police trooper traveling in the southbound lane.
The video, which was not part of the State Police report, was on the MySpace.com page of a teen who had changed his profile name to R.I.P. Curtis Webb.
The video shows a teenager, identified as Doctor Webb, run across a five-lane road at night in front of a car, which slows down. Curtis Webb is shown in the video just after; he was not on the road.
The video, which was found by a Gazette reporter, has since been taken down.
The footage has nothing to do with the accident, said Larry Webb, Curtis' father.
"To me if someone else was able to see him, why couldn't [the trooper] have seen him?" Webb said.
According to the State Police report, 16-year-old Justin Smith was with Curtis Webb and his 17-year-old brother Michael Webb that night.
Smith told police the three of them were going to Wal-Mart, but that Curtis stayed behind at a church near where the accident happened. The other two went to Wal-Mart to get a pack of cigarettes, according to the report.