Friday Night Wreck Claims Life Of 13 Year Old

Last Updated on July 18, 2015 2:41 pm

Foscoe Fire Department, Watauga County Sheriff's Deputies and the North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a wreck on Daisy Ridge Road in Valle Crucis late Friday night that claimed the life of an area girl.

According to the Sheriff's office, an elderly female and her 13 year old granddaughter were involved in the accident. The elderly female, the teen's grandmother, survived but the teen did not. The girl has been identified as Lauren Jaquays, a student at Blowing Rock Elementary School.

According to a report, Jaquays was standing up through the vehicles sunroof when her grandmother ran off an embankment. The vehicle overturned onto girl, and she passed away at the scene. The accident occurred on a private road in a gated community.

A bus will be taking Lauren's classmates, their families, and others from Blowing Rock School to the Temple of the High Country on Monday for the memorial service. It departs at 10:15am.

Obituary from Hampton Funeral Home:

Lauren Jaquays

Lauren Ava Jaquays, age 13, of Blowing Rock, passed away Friday evening, July 17, 2015.

Lauren was born January 8, 2002, a daughter Russell Frank “Rusty” Jaquays and Sherri Docteroff Jaquays. She was a student at Blowing Rock School.

Lauren is survived by her parents, Rusty Jaquays and Sherri Docteroff Jaquays of Blowing Rock; her sister, Anna Jaquays and her companion, Joshua Floyd, both of Blowing Rock; her grandparents, Toby Pepper and husband Tony of Boca Raton, Florida and Linda Docteroff of Valle Crucis; her aunts, Jamie and Bonnie Schaefer of Boca Raton, Florida and Blowing Rock, and Leslie Jaquays and Laurie, both of Maine; her uncles, Brian Jaquays, Michael Docteroff, Patrick Docteroff and wife Elizabeth, and Norman Docteroff and wife Corina, all of Florida and her cousins, Dana Cabanas, Danielle LaMountain, Matthew Docteroff, Christopher Docteroff, Marisa Colon, Danielle Weishoff, and Nicole Weishoff.

Funeral services for Lauren Ava Jaquays will be conducted Monday morning, July 20, 2015, at 11:00 o'clock, at Temple of the High Country. Officiating will be Rabbi Stephen Roberts and Rabbi Dan Levin. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.

A meal of consolation will follow at Westglow Resort and Spa.

The family respectfully requests no visitors at their home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blowing Rock Elementary School, where Lauren was a much loved special needs student. Contributions will be made to Mrs. Winkler and Mr. Herman's special needs Class.

Online condolences may be sent to the Jaquays family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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