Local 19-Year-Old Killed in Accident

A 2010 graduate of Newton South High School, Lucas Voss-Kernan, was on a “dream road trip” with friends when he fell from an abandoned fuel tank and died. The incident occurred on Friday at Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington. The area has seen a number of accidents at the park, according to Detective Mark Jamieson of the Seattle Police Department, resulting from “people trying to scale the fences to climb the old gas plant structures still standing in the park.”

The park was opened to the public by the city in 1975, according to a spokeswoman for Seattle Parks and Recreation, although Voss-Kernan was in a fenced-off area of the park when he fell from one of the gas tanks at some point just after midnight. The medical examiner reported that the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Voss-Kernan was described by his high school principle as a “great friend to many-and a charismatic young man.”

The Law Offices of Altman & Altman, LLP sends its thoughts and prayers to the family of Voss-Kernan.


Boston.com, May 29, 2012

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