Students at Chillicothe High School planned a vigil for a student who died while “car surfing” over the weekend.
According to Chillicothe police, Jacob Wolfe, 16, was riding on the hood of a car driven by an 18-year-old in the parking lot of a Walmart store, located on River Trace Lane.
Police said that when the driver hit the brakes, Wolfe was ejected and suffered severe head trauma shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
10TV News just obtained surveillance video from the parking lot where Wolfe sustained a fatal head injury.
Video shows two teens jumping onto the top of the car. One of the boys slides off the car almost immediately, but Wolfe stays on until the driver of the car hits the brakes.
Wolfe slides off the car and hits his head, which is not shown on the video.
Wolfe was taken to Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe and then was taken via helicopter to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, where he died.
An outpouring of friends offered their deepest condolences to Jacob's family through social media, saying he was one of the funniest people they had ever met.
Wolfe’s stepfather, Rodney Cydrus, said that he and Wolfe’s mother, Rebecca Cydrus, were trying their best to deal with the grief of losing their son
“He was my baby,” Rebecca Cydrus said. “It’s a shock for everybody, and it’s going to take a lot to get over it, I think.”
No criminal charges have been filed, and Chillicothe police said that they were continuing to investigate the incident.
Wolfe’s parents said that they had no ill will toward the driver and urged prosecutors not to press charges, saying that would not be what Wolfe would have wanted.
“We have no ill feelings toward him and his family. We love him very much, he’s a good Christian boy. I think the last thing my boy would want would be to put the blame on the boy that was driving the car,” Rodney Cydrus said.
Grief counselors will also be available at area schools on Monday.
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