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SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

Out of respect for Blake Young, Sullivan South High School has postponed all homecoming events scheduled for during the school day today to a later date. However, the school's principal says tonight's football game and homecoming ceremonies will go on as planned.

"We had counselors from our county crisis team here yesterday and today," Principal Greg Harvey said. "They have been available for any student that felt a need to talk with them. Our prayers go out for Blake's family and friends."

The school system says along with counselors, ministers were also available at the school this morning.

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A Sullivan South High School student has died from the injuries he received in a single vehicle crash. 

According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, 16-year-old Blake Young died Thursday at Holston Valley Medical Center. 

Sullivan South Principal Greg Harvey told New Channel 11 that counselors were at the school Thursday to assist students who need to talk about the crash. 

Young's family told the Sheriff's Office that the teen was an organ donor.

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One person suffered critical injuries in a single vehicle crash on Lebanon Road Thursday morning.

A Sullivan County Sheriff's Office spokesperson says just after 7 a.m., a pickup truck driven by 16-year-old Blake Young of Kingsport veered off the roadway. 

The truck was traveling north on Lebanon Road when it left the road way on the right side. The vehicle struck and embankment and overturned. The driver was ejected during the crash. 

The SCSO Fatal Incident Reconstruction Support Team(FIRST) responded to the scene to investigate the crash.

Blake Young was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center with critical injuries.

Young is a student at Sullivan South High School, according to the principal Greg Harvey. 

We will continue to update this story as more details become available.

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