17-Year-Old Alabama High School Student Dies After Being Electrocuted in Car Crash


An Alabama community is mourning a 17-year-old high school student who died after being electrocuted in a car accident earlier this month.

According to a GoFundMe campaign for the family, Auburn High School senior Dylan Pegues hit a telephone pole when his car “ran off the road into a ditch” on June 16.

Pegues was electrocuted during the accident and was life-flighted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham to treat his injuries, according to the fundraiser page.

Pegues’ family believes he may have come into contact with a powerline while stepping out of the car, according to ABC affiliate WTVM. The teenager later died of his injuries, the news station said. The family will hold a memorial in his honor on Friday.

“For those of you who have not had the pleasure to meet this incredible boy, Dylan has always had such a bright spirit about him,” GoFundMe organizers wrote in a description on the campaign page.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Jason Duaine Hahn