Mourning: 15-Year-Old St. Ignatius Student Killed In ATV Crash

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SOLON, OH (WOIO) - A St. Ignatius student was killed Saturday in an atv accident.

In an effort to help students, faculty and staff deal with the loss of sophomore Daniel Murphy, Saint Ignatius' administrators have prepared a pastoral care plan for the school. The school will remain in session throughout the week as it assists students during this difficult time.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7:20 a.m.

Mass will be offered in the chapel for the Murphy family.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Students will be permitted to attend the funeral Mass at Gesu if they wish. The school will provide bus transportation for the students who plan to attend. In addition, at the end of third period (10:20 a.m.) a rosary will be offered by the entire school in solidarity with those attending the funeral Mass at Gesu.

General Information

Counselors, campus ministers and Jesuit priests from the school will be available throughout the week at any time for all the students. Individual students who are especially affected will be monitored and cared for on a continuing basis. (In particular, counselors, campus ministers and Jesuit priests will be reaching out to members of the crew team, Daniel Murphy's close friends and the families directly impacted by this tragedy.)

The atv accident happened around 3:25 p.m. in the wooded area behind 5457 Pine Lane. Emergency crews arrived on site and it was determined that four juvenile victims and one atv were involved.

Daniel Murphy, 15-years-old, was pronounced dead on scene. The second victim had serious leg and head injuries and was flown by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center.

The other two victims had minor or no injury and were released at the scene to parents.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.


Request for Prayers

Daniel Murphy will be remembered as a great friend, strong student, loving son and faithful brother. The Saint Ignatius High School Community is in shock and grieving tonight.

Known as "Murph" by his friends and teachers, he was a quiet leader who showed his heart through his work ethic. He loved being a student at Ignatius; he was always seen in his Ignatius sportswear. Murph was an honor student.

We struggle to put words to what we are feeling tonight. We stand in solidarity with the Murphy family and all who mourn Daniel. May he rest in the Peace of Christ.

We ask for your prayers for the Murphy family as this time.

We ask the media to please respect the privacy of the families involved. Saint Ignatius will release more information as it becomes appropriate and available for release.

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