Teen Dies After Chillicothe Car Surfing Incident

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WOUB Staff Writer
Associated Press

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Updated Mon, Sep 24, 2012 10:24 am

UPDATE 10:21 A.M. Teachers and fellow students at a southern Ohio high school are mourning the loss of a sophomore who police say was killed 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.
 
Wolfe 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.

A teenager critically injured after a fall from a "car surfing" incident Saturday night in Chillicothe, has died at a Columbus hospital.

Jacob Wolfe, 16, died just before 1 p.m. Sunday at Nationwide Children's Hospital, due to head trauma. 
 
Police responded to a call at the Wal-Mart parking lot a little after 9:30 p.m. Saturday, on a report of an injury crash.
 
Officers found an 18-year-old had been driving in the parking lot with Wolfe riding on the hood of the vehicle. 
 
The driver stopped the vehicle and Wolfe flew off the hood.
 
The name of the driver was not released Sunday.
 
The fall resulted in Wolfe sustaining numerous injuries and was taken to Adena Medical Center and then flown to Children's Hospital. 
 
He was listed in critical condition, until he was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon.
 
The incident is still under investigation.
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