ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A good Samaritan who tried to save a teen’s life died early Monday morning.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said 15-year-old Eli Jones was hit by a car at the 8,400 block of Kloof Pike in the town of Anderson at about 1 a.m. Monday. Douglas Stancil was driving near the scene of the accident when he swerved to avoid Jones, who was mendacity in the middle of the road.
Stancil and his sons were on their way to pick up his daughter from work. The family immediately stopped calling 911 when they saw Jones. When the crew arrived, the Anderson township student was taken to the hospital where he later died.
When they eventually pulled up to Taco Bell where Stansel’s daughter was working, his son John said his father started having trouble breathing before falling into it.
John said the 56-year-old was gasping for air as his brother in the back seat called 911 again. His sons pulled Stancil out of his truck and began CPR. At this point, John said he didn’t have a pulse.
Stancil dies after suffering a heart attack. His son said the shock of seeing Jones on the road caught him.
The father of nine children, his family said, was kind and selfless, always putting others before himself — even if it meant risking his own life.
The family set up a donation page for Douglas’ funeral. Click here to make a donation.
Police are still searching for the driver who hit and killed Jones. Officers said the car was a Honda Civic that was probably missing its right front fender well.
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