LORAIN COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — A GoFundMe has been started for Kaleb Keffer, the teenager who died in the hospital August 27 after suffering injuries in a vehicle crash on August 23 in Lorain County.

Keffer, 16, an Avon High School wrestling team member, died on Aug. 27 after being involved in a two-vehicle crash near Sheffield four days before.


According to reports, Keffer was operating a Hyundai Santa Fe on the 2280 block of Abbe Road in Sheffield Lake, when the vehicle came into head-on contact with a semi-tractor around 10:15 p.m. August 23.

Keffer died of injuries suffered in the crash while in the hospital on Saturday.

The driver of the semi was a man in his 30s who was treated at the scene and released.

No one was cited at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

A GoFundMe for the teen had raised over $17,000 as of Monday evening.

Via GoFundMe:

Hi, my name is Steven Daugherty and I’m an assistant coach for the Avon High School Wrestling team. The Avon Wrestling community is asking for your support for the Keffer family. Kaleb Keffer, a Junior at Avon High School and wrestling team member, recently passed away from a tragic car accident. Kaleb was a bright spot on the wrestling team, always smiling, eager to support his teammates and a joy to coach. Please consider supporting the Keffer Family during this difficult time. Kaleb’s parents, Tony & Jenny, older brother Kyle, and the entire family have been cornerstones of the Avon community, any show of support is greatly appreciated.

A candlelight vigil in Keffer’s honor will be held at Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet Stadium at 9 p.m. on Aug. 31.

A memorial service for Keffer will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Avon High School will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 4.


Geo quick facts: Lorain County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 301,356. Its county seat is Elyria. The county was physically established in 1822, becoming judicially independent in 1824 – Wikipedia.