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Newton South Graduate Dies in Accident

Lucas Voss-Kernan was a 2010 graduate of Newton South.

Updated 7:41 p.m. with comments from Superintendent David Fleishman.

Superintendent David Fleishman and the Newton School Committee took a moment of silence during Tuesday night's meeting for Lucas Voss-Kernan, who tragically died on Fri., May 25.

Fleishman said Voss-Kernan's parents told the school district their son was "really coming to his own" and in a good place as he was heading out on a road trip with friends. 

"Today was a tough day for students at Newton South," Fleishman said, noting Voss-Kernan's many friends.

Voss-Kernan participated in a number of sports at Newton South and had a particular bond with his track coach, Fleishman said.

Posted earlier:

A 2010 graduate of  tragically died Friday after an accident in Seattle, Washington. 

According to a report in the Boston Globe, Lucas Voss-Kernan, 19, was climbing on a structure at a Seattle park when he fell. Officials could not be clear as to what Voss-Kernan was climbing on, but that he died of blunt force trauma. 

Voss-Kernan was on a road trip to California and was traveling with friends, the report said.

For more details, read the full Boston Globe report.

According to a post in the Village 14 blog, Newton South principal Joel Stembridge alerted parents to the tragedy in an email. Stembridge said arrangements have not yet been made for Voss-Kernan.

Stembridge said in his email that counselors were available for students Tuesday.

Jane Oreilly May 30, 2012 at 03:20 PM
My sincere condolences....Jane O'Reilly

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