High school athlete hurt in crash dies from injuries - WNEM TV 5

High school athlete hurt in crash dies from injuries

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CLARE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A star high school athlete has passed away from injuries he received in a serious crash. 

Clare High School junior Amante Young was taken to the University of Michigan hospital with serious injuries following a crash on Sunday, May 21 on N. Coleman Road in Warren Township.

Investigators said the driver, 18-year-old Koby Lee of Alma, told police he may have fallen asleep when he went off the road to the right and struck an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll. 

Young was a passenger in the car and suffered injuries to his lungs and spinal cord.

Another passenger, 18-year-old Thomas Davis of Alma, was also hurt.

All three teens were taken to Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland by ambulance.  Young was later taken to the University of Michigan Hospital for his injuries. 

Clare Public Schools announced Young passed away from his injuries on Tuesday, May 30. He was just 16-years-old. 

"There is nothing more difficult than death. Should your students have questions or need to talk, the high school staff will be available as needed, as well as our school social workers," the district posted on Facebook. 

Superintendent Jim Walter told TV5: "We are all saddened by Amante's passing.  He was a tremendous athlete, and a pleasure to be around.  Students, staff and coaches enjoyed his presence and found him easy to root for.  He will be missed.  Our continued thoughts and prayers are with the Young and Schaaf families."

Supporters of the star athlete set up a GoFundMe page to help his family with medical expenses. More than $10,000 was raised in the first day.

Young was a state championship wrestler.

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