BUCYRUS – The board of education, administration, staff and students of the Bucyrus school district were saddened to learn of the passing of senior Jacie Everett on Sunday.
Jacie died after a jet ski accident on a private pond in Todd Township according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.
“The loss of life, especially when it’s that of a child, is very difficult to comprehend,” Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “As the father of three children, my heart goes out to Jacie’s family.”
The school district informed staff and students at the secondary school of the death before classes started today.
The Crawford County Trauma Team is at Bucyrus Secondary School today to provide grief counseling to students and staff.
“This is a very difficult time for our students and staff,” Secondary School Principal Mark Burke said. “The Bucyrus City School District is a family, and we will do whatever is necessary to help each student and staff member deal with losing a classmate, student and friend. Jacie and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.”
In light of the death, the high school varsity and junior varsity volleyball matches versus Seneca East on Tuesday have been rescheduled for Oct. 19. Today’s girls tennis match against Galion has been canceled, and the boys golf team will not compete in the Edison Invitational today.
All Middle School athletic contests will be played as scheduled. Any further postponements or cancellations will be announced through the school district’s social media sites.
On Sunday evening, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Wyandot East Volunteer Fire Department responded to a farm pond in Tod Towship, west of Bucyrus, after a report of a jet ski crash. The sheriff’s office said in a news release that an 18-year-old female, identified as Jacie E. Everett, was riding on a 1991 Yamaha jet ski when it was struck by another 1991 Yamaha jet ski.
Everett was transported to Bucyrus Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is assisting in the investigation.