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Waldron senior Jacob James killed in Sunday accident

The Waldron and Shelby County community is mourning the loss of Mohawk student and athlete Jacob James.  


James was killed Sunday in a fatal auto accident in Shelby County.


The single vehicle accident happened in the 3200 block of East 500 South.  For an undetermined reason the vehicle left the road, struck a tree and caught fire.


The vehicle was fully engulfed with a person inside when emergency crews arrived.


The accident remains under investigation.


Waldron principal Mark Shadiow says surrounding schools have offered and extra counselors were on campus Monday to help students who were grieving the loss.


On Saturday, James finished second overall at the Franklin Cross Country Regional.  The finish qualified James for a spot in this Saturday's semistate with teammates Ethan Trueblood and Madeline Douglas.