Second high school football player dies after crash in DeKalb County
AUBURN, Ind.– The DeKalb County Sheriff confirmed a second high school football player died after a crash Friday.
Lucas Oberkiser, 16, passed away Monday night around 11 p.m. His teammate, 17-year-old Derek Padilla, was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash.
The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Friday at County Road 19 and County Road 40, about six miles from the high school. Padilla was the driver and Oberkiser was a passenger.
After the crash, Friday night’s game was canceled. School officials say counseling will be available for students as they deal with the loss of a classmate.