Newark teen dies after complications from the flu

Posted at: 02/14/2013 3:42 PM
Updated at: 02/14/2013 7:46 PM

News10NBC has learned that a 14-year-old teenager from the Wayne County has died from complications from the flu.

A family spokesperson said 14-year-old Tyler Finn, of Newark, had a confirmed case of Influenza B, when then turned in pneumonia and then a viral infection. Finn was at Strong Memorial Hospital for two weeks before he died on Wednesday.

Finn was in eighth grade at Newark Middle School.

The Wayne County Health Department said Finn had received a flu shot.

The Finn Family released a statement: "We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many friends, family and members of our community for your kind thoughts, prayers and acts of kindness  during Tyler’s illness.  Tyler will always have a special place in the hearts of those who knew him."

Calling hours for Finn will be on Saturday and Sunday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Waterman Funeral Home in Newark. The funeral will be on Monday at 11:00 a.m. the Woodlane Community Church in Newark.