Jacob Pothier Death – Jacob Pothier, a resident of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and a Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech senior has tragically passed away. He was announced dead through a social media publication that read “Words can’t even describe how I’m feeling. I can’t believe I’m even having to do this right now. You was just with me the day before. You was like a son to me. I’ll never forget that smile, our nights in the gym together, our times on the field.”
What was Jacob Pothier’s cause of death?
In a collision that happened Friday night in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, a woman suffered grave injuries and a youngster perished. Around 10:35 p.m., according to the police, officers were summoned to the scene of a single-vehicle crash with ejections near Gulf Road and Smith Neck Road. According to police, the responding officers discovered a severely wrecked Honda Accord and two unconscious persons on the road.
After being brought to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, the male victim was declared dead. He has been identified as New Bedford resident Jacob Pothier, age 18. According to authorities, the woman, named Kathleen Martins, 44, of Dartmouth, suffered potentially fatal injuries and is still in critical condition. The cause of the crash is still being looked into. Nothing was immediately known about the potential reason.
Fundraising for Jacob Pothier’s family
Jacob’s nephew, Jennifer Cullen, is organizing a fundraiser to honor Jacob and help his family afford to memorialize and bury him. The fundraising page organized to raise $15,000 has raised the sum of $28,485 at the time of this publication. To donate to the family, click on GoFundMe. “Jacob touched so many people in ways we knew; but, in many more ways, we never knew. The laughs and those blue eyes will live in my memory forever.” The page read.
Statement of Michael Watson, GNBVT Superintendent/Director
On Friday night, Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech senior Jacob Pothier, age 18 of New Bedford, died in an automobile accident while traveling in the Town of Dartmouth. On behalf of the entire GNBVT community, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family.
The death of a person so young, no matter the circumstances, is a tragedy. It is a stark reminder of a life not realized. It is the loss of a son to his parents, the loss of a brother to his siblings, and the loss of a peer to his friends. We know many members of the GNBVT community currently and in the days ahead may have a difficult time processing the loss of their friend and fellow student.
For many of our students, this may be the first time they’ve experienced the death of a friend or someone they knew close in age. To assist our students, staff, and faculty, we have put in place several mental health counseling services to assist them in their time of grief.
On Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm, the school will be open for all members of our community who need a safe place to gather and grieve. School administrators, staff, and counselors will be available to meet with those who attend and facilitate conversations. Additionally, we will have guidance counselors available to receive phone calls from members of our community who call the school at a special number we’ve set up at 508-998-4698.
On Monday morning, beginning at 7 a.m., Reverend David Lima will be at school leading crisis intervention teams to support our students. Rev. Lima has worked for years with various school communities; he ministers to families dealing with violence and trauma and helps lead a volunteer trauma-response initiative. He currently serves as New Bedford Police Chaplin and has been Executive Minister of the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford since December 2006.
For our faculty and staff, we have arranged for mental health support through our Employee Assistance program, which they can access as needed. Today, out of respect for Jacob’s memory and his family, we also canceled our varsity non-league hockey game for this evening against East Boston High School.
We will share more information with our community as appropriate in the coming days. Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech is one community, and together we will support each other in the days ahead.
Jacob Pothier’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family at a later date.
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