AUSTIN, TX – A former Westlake High School football player was killed in an accident in west Austin yesterday morning, according to KVUE.
The accident happened at the intersection of River Hills Road and FM 2244 at 6:12 a.m., when a vehicle crashed and overturned.
Jackson Coker, who was a student and football player at Columbia University, was ejected during the collision. Despite resuscitative efforts by emergency staff, he died at the scene.
Coker was home from Columbia due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The principal of Westlake HS, Steve Ramsey, stated that Coker’s death is “an immense loss to our community.” He described him as a brilliant student involved in multiple extracurricular activities.
Multiple tributes to Coker were erected outside the Westlake football stadium to honor his life.
School counselors at the Eanes ISD were reportedly available to help students process the trauma of his death.
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