Counselors help classmates of student who died after skateboard crash

EUGENE, Ore. - North Eugene High School made counselors available to students Monday after one of their classmates died from injuries suffered in a skateboarding accident over the weekend.

The school identified the teen as Jarah Graham in an email to parents.

"Jarah was a dynamic, respectful and loyal friend and sister," principal Eric Anderson wrote. "With this kind of situation we all experience a different set of emotions depending on how well we knew Jarah. On some level, most of us will cycle through the phases of mourning. Some of us may not know how to feel. A helpful strategy in a time of grief is reflection.

"I encourage all of us to use this time to reflect fondly on Jarah."

Police said Graham was skateboarding over the pedestrian bridge over Intersate 5 when she crashed and hit her head. None of the 3 were wearing helmets.

Graham continued another 7/10s of a mile to Willakenzie Road and Victorian Way. That's where medics responded and rushed her to the hospital in critical condition, according to police.

A school district official said the family of the girl informed them she later died from her injuries.

This is a developing story. This story will be updated