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November 5, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Oregon teen, struck while jogging, dies of injuries

The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. — Friends and family members gathered in Salem to remember a teenager who died after he was struck by a vehicle as he jogged.

Authorities say 16-year-old Isaiah Guzman was hit from behind the evening of Oct. 22 as he ran in the rain along the rural road on Salem’s east side. Police said he was dressed in black and not wearing reflective gear.

A cousin, 18-year-old Sierra Jones, told the Salem Statesman Journal the teenager suffered head injuries and was taken off life support  Oct. 28.

A memorial service was  Tuesday. Some family members got tattoos in his honor. Jones’ shoulder had her cousin’s name surrounded by wings because, as she put it, “He’s like an angel on my shoulder.”

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