Funeral services for a 17-year-old teen who was killed in a single-vehicle crash earlier this month in New Carlisle will be held on Saturday.
Jason Whitt, who was a senior at Fairborn Digital Academy, was killed Feb. 9 after crashing in the 900 block of South Medway-Carlisle Road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Whitt died after the 2002 Saturn SL he was driving went left of center off the left side of the road and struck a utility pole, according to OSHP. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three other passengers in the vehicle — all teens and including Whitt’s 15-year-old brother — also were hurt in the crash.
Johnathon Whitt, a sophomore at Tecumseh High School, was seated in the backseat behind his brother and suffered life-threatening injuries. He is still recovering from the crash.
“Jason Michael Whitt performed his last heroic act here on Earth to assist his younger brother on Sunday, Feb. 9 before he passed away,” Whitt’s obituary read.
Whitt’s obituary said he had “a big heart and loved to volunteer in the community, was very and would do anything for anybody.”
“An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was a hero to all three of his brother and friends,” the obituary said.
A gathering of Whitt’s family and friends is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m., the obituary said.
Whitt’s family requested that those attending the service wear hoodies, Carhartt jackets and jeans, the obituary said.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jason Whitt Charitable Fund at any Wright-Patt Credit Union location, the obituary said.
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