Lara Jackson’s Father Killed in Freak Accident

EL PASO, Texas, April 9. KEITH Jackson, 53, the father of American-record holder Lara Jackson, was killed in a freak motorcycle accident last night according to the El Paso Times.

Due to high winds in the area, a highway exit sign broke and slammed into Keith Jackson around midnight, causing the fatal crash of his motorcycle.

According to the article, Jackson was wearing a helmet and was not speeding.

Full text of El Paso Times article.

Those wishing to send condolences to Lara Jackson and her family can do so by e-mailing Newsmaster@swimmingworldmagazine.com at this time. We will make sure she receives them until a more official line of communication can be created.

Swimming World sends its condolences to the Jackson friends and family as well as the University of Arizona Wildcats.

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