Community Mourns Loss Of Teen Killed 3 Weeks After Graduation

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Salisbury community is remembering the life of a teenager killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend.

18-year-old Caleb Jarvis was a football and track star before graduating from East Rowan High School in May.  Saturday, police say Jarvis was riding his motorcycle along Jake Alexander near Julian Road when he collided with a car.  Jarvis was thrown from the motorcycle and died.  Friends say he was wearing his helmet.  They say Jarvis had big plans following graduation.  He wanted to become a personal fitness trainer.

“I feel honored to have known him and to have associated with him.  It’s definitely a tragedy to lose somebody like him,” says Matthew Marsh, who recently hired Jarvis at his fitness center, The Forum.

“He always looked out for everybody else, and now he’s gone,” says Matthew Downing, Jarvis’ close friend.

A candlelight vigil for Jarvis will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at East Rowan High School.