Recent grad killed Friday in crash
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
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.
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