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Prayer vigil, visitation, funeral set for Graham student struck, killed by car

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 3:25 PM

A prayer vigil, visitation and funeral services have been set for the 15-year-old boy who died Saturday night after he was struck by a car.

Lucas Whitt, a sophomore at Graham High School, was riding a bicycle west on state Route 55 in the eastbound lane when a 2006 Cadillac CTS attempted to pass another vehicle by crossing in the eastbound lanes and struck the bicycle from behind.

Whitt was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

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The prayer vigil led by local pastors is at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the front parking lot of Graham High School, 7800 U.S. 36, St. Paris.

The visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Vernon Family Funeral Home in Urbana.

The funeral will take place on Friday with the time still to be determined.

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Graham High School also opened Monday to provide grief centers and counseling support to those who needed it, and the district’s Crisis Response Team will continue to work with the families affected.

“The district wants to send our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Lucas. He will forever be a Falcon, and hold a special place within the Graham community,” the district said in a release.