Skateboarder dies while being towed by car

The Associated Press
Wednesday July 10, 2002

Driver charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated 


POINT ARENA — A skateboarder was killed while being towed by a vehicle on the road, police said. 

Robert Powers, 20, of Monte Rio was found lying on the road unconscious suffering from head injuries. He died after being air lifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, police said. 

James Crowl, 22, of Monte Rio, was allegedly driving the car that was pulling Powers. Crowl was found at a nearby location after authorities arrived. He was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated and causing injury, according to a police statement. 

Crowl was being held Monday at the Mendocino County Jail, police said.