The local teen that died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a car crash has donated his organs. His family is in need of help, here’s how you can help.

On Tuesday, we learned that 17-year-old Dillon F. Colon of Poughkeepsie passed away as a result of a car accident from nearly two weeks ago. A classmate of Colon also died in the crash.

There is no way to find good in the loss of a young person’s life, but in the wake of tragedy, Colon’s family has decided to help others.

“Since Dillon was such a giving child we have donated all of his organs,” Nicole Wrona said in a GoFundMe page setup for Dillon’s family.

The GoFundMe page was setup by family friends, because Dillon’s medical expenses exceeded his family’s financial budget.

As of this writing, over $9,000 has been raised. Click Here to Donate.

While driving home from school, on Wednesday May 31, Colon’s car left the road and hit a tree on Todd Hill Road in the Town of LaGrange.

Colon’s passenger, 17-year-old Ryan J Mucci of Poughkeepsie succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the crash the following day.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation, but speed is believed to be a contributing factor, police say.

Colon and Mucci were both Arlington seniors.

An earlier post incorrectly stated that the GoFundMe page was setup by the Millbrook Diner. 

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