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A teenager who was struck and killed by an ambulance in Knox County, Ky., had just started his freshman year of high school.

Principal Anthony Pennington of Lynn Camp High School confirmed that Samson Callender, 14,was killed on US 25 near Corbin Saturday night.

The ambulance hit Callender and two other teens while they were riding their bikes on the median. Kentucky State Police said the ambulance was driving a patient to the hospital when it went off the road and hit the three victims.

Officials pronounced Callender dead at the scene; crews took the other two victims to Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, Ky.

Pennington said that Callender was a big fan of basketball, and planned to try out for the basketball team this year.

"I remember talking to him at the game last week. He came to the football game and the high school game. He enjoyed supporting our wildcat teams and going to games and talking with others. It was all a part of his outgoing personality," said Pennington.

Counselors from around the district came into the high school Monday to offer care to teachers and students.

Callender and his family moved to town within the last two years from Minnesota.

Pennington said the school plans to hold a dedication for Samson. He will reach out to students and teachers to see what they feel would best honor their late friend.

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