Daniel Boone community holds fundraiser for teens involved in deadly crash

GRAY, TN (WJHL)- A community came together for two grieving families Sunday afternoon as they work to heal after a deadly crash in September.

Daniel Boone High School student, 16-year-old Kaylee Rabun was killed in a crash along I-81 in Morristown.


THP said the car in which she was a passenger lost control and rolled several times.

THP did not identify the driver of the crash but Washington County, Tennessee Director of Schools Kimber Halliburton told us it was 17-year-old Ryan Sanders.

A fundraiser was held Sunday afternoon at Daniel Boone High School for the family of Ryan Sanders, as they said medical bills were continuing to pile up after the crash.

We spoke with Tina Sanders, a family member who said the fundraiser was a community-wide effort.

“Its almost like you don’t even have to know her, or Ryan to grieve the loss because we are all parents and we just love these kids. We’ve got people from Kingsport, from Dobyns-Bennett, their kids play football, they are helping out we have people coming from other volleyball teams, its just crazy, its not just our community,” Sanders said.

Tina Sanders said they hope Ryan will be able to return to school in January.

When we checked in with the Tennessee Highway Patrol last week, they said they were still working to reconstruct the crash.

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