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Memorial for App Student Killed in Car Crash on N.C. 105

A memorial for Jacob Dylan Whitaker, 21, an Appalachian State student who died in a car crash on N.C. 105 last week has been placed near the scene of the accident. Photo by Ken Ketchie


By Jesse Wood

Jan. 30, 2015. A memorial for Appalachian State University student Jacob Dylan Whitaker, 21, has been placed near where he died on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Whitaker died in car crash on N.C. 105 in Boone after another vehicle crossed the centerline and struck Whitaker’s vehicle.

The white memorial cross, which features flowers at the base, reads “JDW 6/8/1993 – 1/22/2015.”

Whitaker is among seven Appalachian State University students that have died since September.