Peter Starrs Killed: Well-Known Skateboarder Dies In San Francisco Motorcycle Accident

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Early Saturday morning, well-known skateboarder Peter Starrs was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle near the 101-80 connector ramp in San Francisco. He was 24.

According to SFAppeal, Starrs crashed at about 12:30 a.m. and was ejected from the ramp to the surface street below. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and investigators are researching what caused the accident.

Starrs had recently moved to San Francisco from Seattle where he was a fixture in the skateboarding scene. Upon news of his death, skateboarding blogs exploded with memorial posts for Starrs.

"Seattle lost one of its finest skaters and human beings," wrote Randomlife.

Many sites uploaded videos of Starrs skating in Seattle and San Francisco, along with words about Starrs, his life and his skateboarding style. "Skateboarder and friend Peter Starrs has passed away in a motorcycle accident," wrote skate shop GOODS on the company's blog. "His time here was cut short, but it was not taken for granted."

Watch Peter Starrs skating in the videos below:

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Filed by Robin Wilkey