S. Ind. teen dies after jumping from moving car

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 11:53 PM

JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Laikyn Field jumped out of a car moving 30 MPH on Saturday, Oct. 5.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff the 17-year-old was with her stepfather and mother when she became upset and jumped out the moving car; Field later died from her injuries.

Some of Field’s classmates said she treated people well, but that people did not always do the same for her.

“She was a victim of bullying,” Shelby Hahn, a classmate, said.  “It’s really sad it had to happen like this.”

People are still investigating and cannot say bullying caused Laikyn to jump from the car.

“I think it was an accident,” Hahn said.  “I don’t think that she purposely did that to herself.”

Now social media is being used to honor Laikyn.  Friends are tweeting out messages and asking people to donate money to help the family buy groceries, pay funeral costs, or anything else they may need at this time.  And the community has responded by donating more than $3,100.

“It’s a hard time right now for the county to kind of grasp what happened,” Hahn said.
 

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