Chanhassen teen killed in van rollover
Chanhassen teen and Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor, Andrew T. Jackson, was killed Saturday when the van he was riding in hit a patch of ice and rolled over, according to the Star Tribune.
Jackson, 18, recently had celebrated making the Purdue University hockey club as a freshman. The club was 10 minutes into their drive to a game in Danville, Ill. when the one-car accident occurred--at about 3:45 p.m. Jackson was killed almost instantly, according to the Star Tribune.
Seven of the hockey members were injured, all of whom were treated at a hospital and released.
Hockey served as a "stabilizing foundation" in Jackson's life as he dealt with the obstacles he faced. Jackson's sister, Nicole, said, "He had so many trials in his life. He had to go through so many obstacles. And then to get cut off like this."
Jackson's aunt, Therese Lockwood of Richfield, said that the family has heard little about the accident, which happened 5 miles north of Wingate, Ind., according to the Star Tribune.
The accident is being invested by Indiana public safety officials.