2nd Indiana high school football player dies after crash

16-year-old Lucas Oberkiser (Provided Photo/WANE)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A Dekalb High School football player passed away Tuesday morning. 16-year-old Lucas Oberkiser was involved in a car crash that killed 17-year-old Derek Padilla.

2nd Indiana high school football player dies after crash. 6-year-old Lucas Oberkiser was involved in a car crash that killed 17-year-old Derek Padilla. (Provided Photo/WANE)
2nd Indiana high school football player dies after crash. 6-year-old Lucas Oberkiser was involved in a car crash that killed 17-year-old Derek Padilla. (Provided Photo/WANE)

The crash occurred on Friday at 4 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 40. The intersection is approximately 6 miles from DeKalb High School.

Oberkiser was originally taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Students and friends have been posting their condolences and expressing their sadness on social media sites using the hashtag #PrayForDeKalb.

GoFundMe has been set up for Oberkiser. The campaign has reached just over $7,000 of the $20,000 goal.

 

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