WAXAHACHIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 20-year-old student at a North Texas university died late Sunday evening while jumping from building to building in downtown Waxahachie, his school confirmed.
Jedidiah Brookbank, a student at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, was electrocuted after he came into contact with a power line while jumping across rooftops, police said. He was killed instantly.READ MORE: Tony Evans Jr., Lancaster Football Player And University Of Wyoming Recruit, Killed In Shooting At Dallas Hotel
The school said Brookbank came to the university from Kansas City and had just completed his junior year.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Child Who Found Gun In Vehicle At Dallas Walmart, Police Say
“Our hearts break for family and friends who are hurting and we ask that you join us in praying for God’s peace to comfort them,” the school said in statement.MORE NEWS: Ramsey Clark, Dallas Native And Former US Attorney General, Dies At 93
Brookbank’s sister told the school, “He brightened up any room he entered with his laugh, smile, amazing personality, and ability to make anyone feel instantly welcomed and valued.”