Heartbreak in West Virginia

According to the criminal complaint, the woman pulled the vehicle over to keep the man from hitting her. Once stopped, the man grabbed the woman and dragged her to the emergency lane of the interstate. The boy, identified in the criminal complaint as Jahlil Clements, apparently got out of the vehicle in an attempt to get help when he was struck by a vehicle going about 60 mph, Jordan said.

via Boy struck, killed by vehicle on interstate  – News – The Charleston Gazette – West Virginia News and Sports –.

This happened just a few hundred yards from us.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

4 thoughts on “Heartbreak in West Virginia

    1. No, I didn’t, actually, but we heard the sirens, etc… I just can’t believe that this happened in our city, right outside my front door, so to speak.

  1. I did not know Jahlil very well but my mom had him in her class when she teached over on the westside. And when I went to work with my mom I would always see Jahlil with a smile on his face. And every time I seen him I would always go and talk to him. When I heard about what happend to Jahlil I broke down crying. I just wanted to say Im sorry for your lost.I’ll be praying for his family and friends. I know how it feels to loose someone because I lost one of my best friends in a car reck. So I know what you are going through. But I am really sorry for your lost. R.I.P Jahlil……

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