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Man dies after e-scooter crash downtown

A man not wearing a helmet died as a result of injuries he sustained from an e-scooter crash.
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A man who crashed while riding an electric scooter downtown has died in the hospital this past Friday. Police say that this is the first documented death as a result of dockless scooter usage. 

Christopher Conti, 53, was riding the machine on the sidewalk of 10th Avenue last Wednesday night. 

He tried to make a turn onto B street and collided with the tree according to Sgt. Joe Ruvido of the San Diego Police Department.

Conti was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma.

Investigators have not said if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.

The victim was from Woodstock, Georgia, but that is the only information authorities have released at this time.