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Teen killed in Moore crash saves two lives through organ donation

Posted at 6:22 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 11:42:55-04

MOORE, Okla.  — February 3, 2020 is a day the Moore community will never forget. A truck crashed into six teenagers running for cross country practice.

READ MORE: Man Accused In Deadly Moore Crash Charged With Manslaughter

Rachel Freeman, Yurida Martinez, and Kolby Crum died, but Crum’s legacy lives on through organ donation. Crum’s donation helped save two lives, according to LifeShare of Oklahoma.

LifeShare is an organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant.

The organization's President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Orlowski said, “We are encouraged by Kolby and his willingness to make a positive change in his community and also in the lives of others through organ donation. It is our hope young adults reading this story will see the impact of organ donation and they will follow in Kolby’s footsteps by registering their decision to be a donor.”

Following the crash police arrested 57-year-old Max Townsend and he's charged with three counts of each of these charges: second degree murder, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, and leaving the scene of a non-fatal accident.

Townsend pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Aug. 6. His next scheduled court appearance is Dec. 20.

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