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Teen injured in wreck fights for his life

Kyree and Karon Grier (Source: WALB) Kyree and Karon Grier (Source: WALB)
JD Sumner (Source: WALB) JD Sumner (Source: WALB)
Crash scene on Valencia Drive (Source: WALB) Crash scene on Valencia Drive (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany teenager is still fighting for his life after being involved in a car accident that killed his younger brother. 

Kyree Grier, 19. and his brother Karon, 17, got into an accident on South Valencia Drive and West Lincoln Avenue on February 26th. 

Karon was killed in the crash. 

Police said Kyree, who was driving, lost control, and hit two trees. 

Karon was a senior at Monroe High School and Kyree was a former student there. 

"Monroe is a close knit family," said Dougherty County Schools Spokesperson JD Sumner.  "Whether you're a student, or a graduate, or even a relative of a graduate, they kind of cling close together.  So to have something like this happen has shaken a lot of people.  Mr. Grier needs to know he's not alone in all of this. There are still a lot of people that are hoping the best for him."

Since the accident, students and friends have organized candlelight vigils for the brothers.

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