Lexi Simon Lake Fenton Michigan jet ski death: 17 year old teen dies after boyfriend crashes into her after she slowed down for a fallen tube rider.
A 17-year-old teen has died after fatally succumbing to injuries received over the weekend while jet-skiing with her boyfriend on a Michigan lake.
Lexi Simon was critically injured Sunday afternoon around 2.30pm when she slowed down her jet ski while out on Lake Fenton.
After slowing down, she was struck from behind by her boyfriend’s jet ski, deputies from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office told Fox 25.
Police said Simon’s boyfriend was unable to slow down in time to avoid hitting her jet ski.
Simon’s boyfriend immediately jumped into the water to try and rescue her.
This is absolutely heartbreaking 💔 The Fenton community is mourning the loss of 17-year-old Lexi Simon. The teen died after a jet ski crash over Memorial Day weekend. Tonight a vigil will be held at Lake Fenton High School to honor her life. pic.twitter.com/EofN3hLYeZ
— Jamie Sherrod WNEM (@JamieSherrodTV) May 25, 2020
Lexi Simon remembered
Witnesses told police that Simon may have slowed down after seeing someone fall off a tube near her and her boyfriend, according to MLive.com.
Simon was rushed to Ascension Genesys around 3pm with life-threatening injuries. She was pronounced dead three hours later on Sunday night.
Authorities said they don’t believe alcohol was involved in the accident.
Simon was a student at Lake Fenton High School. Her classmates organized a vigil for her at 9.30pm on Monday.
‘We hope everyone can come together to cherish the time spent with Lexi,’ a post from the high school read on Monday morning.
Photos of the vigil showed Simon’s classmates standing in front of the Sports Park entrance of the lake holding candles and releasing lantern lights.
rest in peace lexi. you are so loved! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ig06FxgAG3
— Samantha (@Sam_schulze3) May 26, 2020