Calif. football player dies in hiking accident the day before graduation

Calif. football player dies in hiking accident the day before graduation

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Calif. football player dies in hiking accident the day before graduation

A football player in Southern California who was due to graduate tonight died in a hiking accident Tuesday night.

La Serna (Whittier, Calif.) senior Jeremy Tyler St. Julian, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:42 p.m. after he fell 100 feet in a canyon in the Chantry Flat area of the Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said, according to the Whittier Daily News.

St. Julian was hiking with friends when the accident occurred, Winter said. An autopsy is pending.

There has been an outpouring of support for St. Julian and his family on social media, including a heartfelt post on the Facebook account “All Things La Serna.”

 

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