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High school student killed in Kingsport crash

October 11th, 2013 7:54 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

High school student killed in Kingsport crash

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office personnel investigate the accident scene.

KINGSPORT — A rollover crash on Lebanon Road on Tuesday morning claimed the life of a Sullivan South student, Sullivan County authorities said.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart said Blake Young, 16, was driving north on Lebanon Road shortly before 7 a.m. In the 1000 block his pickup exited the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.

The wreck ejected Young from the cab of his vehicle. The SCSO said an investigation is continuing.

Sullivan South Principal Greg Harvey said counselors from the school system’s crisis team responded to the school Thursday morning, offering assistance to grieving students. The team will return today.

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