Teen sentenced in John Malvar skateboarding crash

Malvar was killed in June when he fell from his skateboard while clinging to a car. Photo: Malvar family

(WJLA) - The teenager who was behind the wheel of a truck dragging a friend on a skateboard who fell and died will spend a weekend in juvenile detention.

ARLNow reports that the 17-year-old Washington-Lee High School student, who pleaded guilty Sept. 26 to reckless driving, received his sentence from an Arlington County judge Thursday.

John Malvar, 18, was "skitching" - riding his skateboard and hanging on to the side of his friend's pickup truck - in early June when he fell and hit his head. He later died at a Washington hospital.

The teen driver will also serve probation, perform community service and had his license revoked for half a year, ARLNow reports.

Malvar, a member of the swim team at Washington-Lee, was set to attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall as a freshman.