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Kingsport teen save lives through organ donation

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:47:40 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 10 2013 11:00:00 PM CDT

A 16-year-old driver was thrown from his truck and later died after an accident on Lebanon Road.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

Update: Friday, October 11, 2013

Teen Save Lives Through Organ Donation

A Sullivan South High School student was killed in a car crash Thursday morning on the way to school.

Blake Young's family tells us the 16 year-old made a choice to become an organ donor when he went to get his driver's license.

Thursday morning, Sullivan County deputies say Blake was driving down Lebanon Road, when his truck left the road, hit an embankment and flipped over.  

Paramedics rushed the teen to Holston Valley Medical Center, where he later passed away.  

Blake's family says since an early age, he's loved to help people.

"He was always good with everybody around him; everybody at school, lots of friends, just happy all the time; good kid," says Derek Fisher, who is Blake's brother.

Blake is saving at least 5 lives across the country.  

The family is having a memorial tomorrow for friends and family.  

The crash is still under investigation.

Update: Thursday, October 10, 2013:

A teenager has died following a crash that happened on Thursday.

Just before 7:00am, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle crash on Lebanon Road in Kingsport.

Deputies said the pickup truck was driven by 16-year old Blake Young of Kingsport. The vehicle was traveling North on Lebanon Road when it exited the roadway on the right side. The vehicle then struck an embankment and overturned. The driver was ejected during the crash.

The sheriff's office said Blake Young was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center with critical injuries, but he did not survive. He was a student at Sullivan South High School according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. He was also an organ donor.