Prayer vigil held for Daniel Boone High School students involved in Morristown crash

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- Sunday afternoon people filled the gym at Daniel Boone High School to gather in prayer for two of their own.

Two Daniel Boone students were involved in a crash that killed one of them and injured the other.

Washington County, TN School Director of Schools Kimber Halliburton told News Channel 11 the student killed was Kaylee Rabun, a junior at Daniel Boone.

She also said Ryan Sanders was injured in the crash and transported to the Johnson City Medical Center for treatment. A hospital spokesperson said Sanders was in stable condition Saturday night.


The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the crash happened in Morristown Saturday afternoon and it involved just one vehicle.

A preliminary report from Tennessee Highway Patrol said the car lost control on Interstate-81 in Morristown. THP said the vehicle veered off the left side of the road was partially in the median when the driver veered back and over corrected. The vehicle rolled over several times before it stopped on the right side of the road.

THP did not identify the driver of the vehicle but did say it was a 17-year-old male.

Halliburton said teachers, students and family members flooded Johnson City Medical Center Saturday to show their support for Sanders.

Halliburton said Rabun was a star volleyball player at Daniel Boone High School and Sanders plays football there as well. Halliburton said she spoke with Sanders’ father Saturday night to tell him the community is supporting them.

She said she had been flooded with calls all day of people wanting to wish the best to the families of the students.

A vigil is being planned and Halliburton said additional counselors will be at Daniel Boone High School on Monday.

THP said charges have not been filed but the investigation is still going on. THP is also awaiting toxicology reports.

News Channel 11’s Justin Soto is in Gray at Daniel Boone High School and will have a full report on the Sunday evening newscasts.

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