Jason Messer


Age: 17

eleventh-grade student at Dalton L. McMichael High School in Mayodan, North Carolina who remained hospitalized in critical condition for a month after suffering a traumatic brain injury and breaking several bones when he slipped and fell more than 50 feet from a ledge at Hanging Rock State Park on February 18, 2017 while he was hiking with three friends.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a hiking accident

Born: September 1, 1999

Died: March 17, 2017

Winston-Salem, North Carolina