On March 16th, a Tuesday afternoon students emerged from Central High School ready to move on with the rest of the day. For many, the school day would end in tragedy.
Witnesses say it appeared that a young man was pushed into traffic and struck by oncoming traffic. While the city vehicle that hit the 17year old junior didn't appear to be speeding, the impact was enough to end short the life of this community member. At the intersection of Lexington and Selby just a couple blocks south of the school a flag and balloon mark the place where a life has been lost.
It is unclear whether it was horseplay or a fight that caused the push. What is clear is that news of this terrible loss spread through the community swiftly and is having a great impact on St. Paul Central and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Prayers go out to all those affected by this tragedy.
Heres a link to another article that was published about this.
Ernest Comer III is a community relations professional with several years of experience working with non-profit organizations. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in Communication Studies with an emphasis in African and African American Studies. Ernest is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and has held positions of leadership in organizations such as PRISM at the University of Minnesota, and emerging non-profit in Ramsey County, Re-Armor Homes. He has been an adolescent mentor in the Pediatrics Department at the U and has hosted local television and radio shows showcasing young talent.
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