East Surry High soccer player injured in wreck to undergo surgery

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Credit: Surry Co. EMS

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A 15-year-old sophomore at East Surry High School that was injured in a serious car accident on Tuesday will undergo surgery on Thursday afternoon.

Jacob Pettitt, 15, was driving his 2010 Nissan Maxima near 330 Old Westfield Road around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday when he struck a tree.

Pettitt and 40-year-old Darragh Boutis, who is the mother of one of Jacob’s friends, airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Tuesday night.

As of 4 a.m. Thursday, Pettitt remained listed in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Sonia Dickerson, Director of Communications at Surry County Schools, said he is scheduled for surgery at 3 p.m.

Dickerson said Boutis already underwent surgery. No other information about her status was made available.

Sgt. Whitener said Pettitt had just left the school following a game against South Stokes on Tuesday night and was showing the car to Boutis when he crashed.

According to Trooper Austin Beck, speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

Many have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts and prayers for Jacob. The hashtag #PrayForJacob was a trending topic in Greensboro for nearly 7 hours on Wednesday.

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