Boy, 17, dies days after being electrocuted when his car crashed into a telephone pole in Alabama 

Boy, 17, dies days after being electrocuted when his car crashed into a telephone pole in Alabama

A 17-year-old boy has reportedly died after he was electrocuted when his car crashed into a telephone pole.

The incident took place about 100 miles Southeast of Birmingham, Alabama, and happened on Thursday, June 16.

Dylan Pegues, 17, was driving when his car left the road and hit a ditch before striking a telephone pole, according to local reports.

His family said he possibly came into contact with a power line while trying to exit the vehicle and endured an electric shock as a result.

It was reported that he had no pulse or heartbeat when first responders arrived, but he was flown to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he was listed in critical condition.

Despite fighting for multiple days Dylan sadly died, friends of the family told Opelika-Auburn News.

Dylan Pegues (pictured), 17, died in hospital days after his car crashed into a telephone pole and he endured an electric shock in Alabama

Dylan's family started a GoFundMe after his tragic accident last week, which has now passed $50,000

Dylan’s family started a GoFundMe after his tragic accident last week, which has now passed $50,000

The teenager was a passionate photographer who ran his own business, ‘Pegues Photography’.

On his website he wrote how he loved to travel ‘above all else’, especially when travelling for photography.

The photography website says it specializes in ‘grandeur weddings, portrait and editorial photography.’ 

Dylan was also an avid athlete who ran track and played football, he said he ‘couldn’t live without playing sports’. 

A GoFundMe page was set up after the accident to help cover costs for Dylan’s care and has so far raised more than $50,000.

On the page, Dylan was described as a ‘bright spirit,’ who was always smiling and laughing.

It goes on to say ‘Dylan is the definition of kind. He always goes out of his way to show compassion and love to anyone and everyone.’

‘Dylan was born with the gift of creativity and talent.’

The post also described the teenager as hardworking and determined and asks for as much support and prayers as possible.

In the ‘Words of support’ section on the fundraiser, several donors left kind messages.

One comment from Kathy said: ‘Dirk and I are lifting your sweet family in prayer. God alone will fill the holes in your heart and in your home. We love you.’

Buddy commented: ‘Praying for strength and understanding during during this life changing time. God’s will be done.’

So far more than 450 people have donated to the crowdfunding platform.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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