Douglas Stansell Obituary: Good Samaritan dies shortly after trying to save teen hit-and-run victim in Anderson Township.
15-year-old Eli Jones died after he was found lying in the middle of a busy road in Anderson Township early Monday morning, following a hit-and-run incident, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said.
On Monday morning, the 56-year-old Douglas Stansell’s wife made a phone call to WCPO and claimed that her husband had swerved to avoid the teen who was lying in the road before stopping and dialing 911. The teen was brought to the hospital where he later passed away by the time emergency personnel arrived.
Stansell, according to his family, suffered a heart attack roughly an hour after seeing the incident. The shock of witnessing the teenager in the street affected his son John, who was in the car with him. After making a second 911 call, Stansell passed away.
A statement written in a GoFundMe page for ‘Douglas Stansell Funeral’:
Dad was going to Taco Bell when he stumbled across something in the road. I Realized that the object in the road was a body. Dad, Chris and I were at the scene for 45 minutes writing statements. Once we were sitting inside of Taco Bell’s parking lot, Dad was sitting in the Jeep Wrangler where he then fainted and was unresponsive. Chris called 911 while I did CPR on Dad. He came in and out but couldn’t get a air way back. Chris and I then pulled Dad out of the Jeep and laid him on the ground where I continued CPR until the Squad showed up. Dad was omitted at 2am with Respiratory shock that put Dad into cardiac Arrest. Dad sadly passed away at 12:30pm. He took his final breath with his family around.