LONGBOARDING CRASH: Johnston Teen Dies

A Johnston High School student died Friday morning from injuries he suffered while longboarding Thursday.

Sixteen-year-old Henry “Hank” Evans was longboarding with friends on a bike trail near North View Park in Urbandale around 2:47 Thursday afternoon when the accident happened at a steep hill. His friends called for help but when emergency responders arrived Evans wasn’t breathing.

He was transported to Methodist Hospital where he passed away Friday morning.

Longboarding is like skateboarding but the board is longer and the wheels are bigger.

Evans had just completed his sophomore year at Johnston High School.

Funeral arrangements are still being made but a gathering for friends and family is being held Friday night at 7:30 at the Johnston Evangelical Free Church at 9901 NW 62nd Avenue.