Re­cent grad killed Fri­day in crash

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ ce­cil­whig. com

— A teen who grad­u­ated from Ris­ing Sun High School ear­lier this month was killed Fri­day when he in­ad­ver­tently touched a live wire, af­ter the car he was driv­ing in­ex­pli­ca­bly veered off a Conowingo road and crashed into a util­ity pole, po­lice re­ported.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors iden­ti­fied the vic­tim as 17- year- old Ris­ing Sun- area res­i­dent Ja­cob Hunter Lind­say, who was pro­nounced dead at the scene af­ter by­standers had pulled the teen away from the ve­hi­cle and per­formed CPR on him, ac­cord­ing to Lt. Michael Holmes, a Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice spokesman.

Lind­say was able to get out of the wrecked car on his own af­ter the crash, which oc­curred about 3: 45 p. m. Fri­day in the 200 block of Con­nelly Road and re­sulted in the down­ing of live wires con­nected to the util­ity pole, he re­ported.

“Ac­cord­ing to wit­nesses, the driver ex­ited the ve­hi­cle and in­ad­ver­tently touched one of the downed wires. The driver col­lapsed to the ground at that time,” Holmes said, adding that

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by­standers then pulled him away and at­tempted to re­vive Lind­say.

While it ap­pears that Lind­say was elec- tro­cuted, the of­fi­cial cause of his death is pend­ing an au­topsy, ac­cord­ing to Holmes.

Lind­say, who was the only oc­cu­pant of the ve­hi­cle, was driv­ing a 2006 Ford Mus­tang in the south­bound lane of Con­nelly Road when his car veered off the right side of the road, po­lice said.

At that point, the car “spun around” and then crossed the cen­ter­line, be­fore strik­ing a util­ity pole off the north­bound side of the road, po­lice added.

Af­ter ex­it­ing the car, Lind­say came in con­tact with one of the downed wires and col­lapsed, po­lice re­ported.

CCSO Cpl. James Keller re­sponded to the crash scene and, as of Sun­day, his in- ves­ti­ga­tion was con­tin­u­ing, po­lice said.

Kelly Kee­ton, a Ce­cil County Pub­lic Schools spokes­woman, re­ported that coun­selors will be at Ris­ing Sun High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mon­day to speak with any­one deal­ing with grief be­cause of Lind­say’s sud­den, un­timely death.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JA­COB OWENS

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JA­COB OWENS

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