Funeral held Saturday for Ohio sailor killed in tanker crash

Jacob Drake, of Champaign County Ohio.

WEST JEFFERSON, OH (AP) — One of the 10 U.S. Navy sailors killed after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore was laid to rest near his hometown in Ohio.

Services for Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Drake were Saturday afternoon in West Jefferson.

The 21-year-old was from Cable, a village about 50 miles (81 kilometers) west of Columbus.

Drake’s body was brought back to Ohio earlier this week and escorted by an honor guard procession.

He graduated from Triad High School.

His sister told media outlets that he joined the Navy after high school graduation partly out of a desire to travel. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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