Train strikes, kills student on tracks

Train strikes, kills student on tracks

There are 13 comments on the Charleston Daily Mail story from Jan 31, 2012, titled Train strikes, kills student on tracks. In it, Charleston Daily Mail reports that:

School papers were scattered about as authorities covered the remains of Jacob Ball, a 16-year-old Hurricane High School student killed Tuesday by a train while walking the tracks home from school.

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whitey

Saint Albans, WV

#1 Jan 31, 2012
This is god awful, prayers to the family
Lady

Saint Albans, WV

#2 Jan 31, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to his family. I don't know them but it breaks my heart. I have one son and if something like this or anything ever happened to him I could not go on. I'm so sorry for your loss.
me

Ridgeview, WV

#3 Jan 31, 2012
Ugh really daily mail. Did you need to post that picture so the kids who didn't see it could have some help with the visualization!
crab

Saint Albans, WV

#4 Feb 1, 2012
me wrote:
Ugh really daily mail. Did you need to post that picture so the kids who didn't see it could have some help with the visualization!
I agree. Could have went without that picture.
buck wilder

United States

#5 Feb 2, 2012
What pic?
sad

Charleston, WV

#6 Feb 2, 2012
This is so sad. My daughter knew this boy. He was a very sweet kid. I hardly knew him and yet I have been overcomed with grief. My heart goes out to his family. I hope that they can find some kind of comfort or reasoning. This is so sad.
boy..

Itmann, WV

#7 Feb 3, 2012
Just wondering, I may be wrong but even if you had head phones couldn't or wouldn't you at least feel some vibration?
out of state

Pickerington, OH

#8 Feb 3, 2012
[QUOTE who="boy.."]Just wondering, I may be wrong but even if you had head phones couldn't or wouldn't you at least feel some vibration?[/QUOTE]. That is what I was wondering also. I thought about that yesterday and couldn't understand if he was on the track he had to feel a vibration from the train coming. Its so sad no matter what. I lost my nephew 3 yrs. Ago this August in golf cart accident. I miss him everyday. He was 10 yrs. Old. The pain is just as bad as the day it happened. It doesn't get easier at all. You just learn to cope. I hope that everyone can heal very soon.
me too

Hurricane, WV

#9 Feb 3, 2012
Who knows what Jacob felt. We will never know if he was pushed over the edge at school that day or if it just happened so fast that he had no time to react once he did feel something. He wasn't far from the crossing when it happeend. Also - people in the area stated a train had just gone by in the area - he may have seen that while walking from the school to the tracks and it may have given him a sense of safety. All we know is Jacob is gone. He was a smart and gentle soul. I can only pray the kids don't forget in a month and continue to make something positive of his death. I'm sure Jacob and his family would find peace in knowing that even one child who didn't fit the mold was shown the kindness of another
news

Charleston, WV

#10 Feb 3, 2012
Does anyone know when services for this child will be held? Is anyone making any effort to help the famly out? Please post if you know. I am the mother of a Hurricane High student and would like to offer help, support, anything I can.
me

Ridgeview, WV

#11 Feb 3, 2012
news wrote:
Does anyone know when services for this child will be held? Is anyone making any effort to help the famly out? Please post if you know. I am the mother of a Hurricane High student and would like to offer help, support, anything I can.
Nothing on services yet. People are leaving donations at the school or city hall. Checks made out to Dwayne Ball. The father attended the vigil last night and is really concerned about the student body. Sad situation. The family can use any and all help.
R.I.P

Hurricane, WV

#12 Feb 25, 2012
Jacob was my cousin and one of the nicest guys. He would talk to anyone.
The girlfriend

Dothan, AL

#13 Nov 26, 2012
I miss him so much. He waz my evrything n I hope 2 the Gods tht juliet n mr dwayne r coping alright. I feel rlly bad about the argument he n I got in2 the day b4.

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