UPDATE: Ohio Teen Dies from Fall while 'Car Surfing;' Vigil Held

By: The Associated Press, WSAZ News Staff Email
By: The Associated Press, WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 9/25/12 @ 11:30 p.m.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WSAZ) – A vigil took place Tuesday for a teenager killed this past weekend in a “car surfing accident” in a Walmart parking lot.

Friends, family and classmates of Jacob Wolfe gathered in prayer outside Chillicothe High School.

Jacob, who was 16, was riding on the hood of a car when he fell off, hit his head and later died from his injuries.

Jacob's family does not want the driver to face any charges.

Jacob had planned to be a youth pastor at his church.



ORIGINAL STORY 9/24/12
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) -- Teachers and fellow students at a southern Ohio high school are mourning the loss of a sophomore who police say was fatally injured while "car surfing."

Police in Chillicothe say 16-year-old Jacob Wolfe was riding on the hood of a 1991 Honda driven by another teen in a Walmart parking lot. He fell off and suffered a severe head injury.

The Associated Press reports that he died as a result of the injury on Sunday afternoon.

Police are still investigating the incident, but no charges are expected.

Pastors and grief counselors were to be available Monday to help his fellow Chillicothe High School students cope with the loss.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 645 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-697-4780 WSAZ Charleston 111 Columbia Avenue Charleston, WV 25302 304-344-3521
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 170988021 - wsaz.com/a?a=170988021