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The Gray community in Knox County, Kentucky is mourning the loss of a 14-year-old boy. Saturday night, an ambulance carrying a patient crashed into three teenagers who were riding their bikes. 8-25-14
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00:00 They're great community in Knox County Kentucky is mourning the
00:03 loss of a fourteen year old boy Saturday night an ambulance
00:06 carrying another patient crashed into three teenagers who were riding their
00:10 bikes to of those victims survive but fourteen year old. Sampson
00:15 calendar died at the -- Reporter Jeff -- -- joins us
00:18 with more on help this community is dealing with this tough
00:21 -- That's right according to reports Sampson in the two other
00:25 teens that were riding their bikes in the median of highway
00:27 25. In Corbin not to far from the school that Sampson
00:31 attended. I spoke with the principle of -- camps schools today
00:34 who knew Sampson and his family and principal Anthony Pennington says
00:38 he found out about the accident Saturday night. And started thinking
00:41 about how they will handle this tragedy in school on Monday.
00:45 This morning we went around and check on everyone as they've
00:47 done in the class since school started. And anyone that was
00:51 emotional teacher or student. Mr. sprinkles -- superintendent. Graciously sent all
00:56 the counselors down from the other schools in our district to.
01:00 So you counseling students and teachers are needed and. Pennington called
01:05 in the counselors from. Around the district to provide support to
01:08 any teachers or students struggling from this loss and he says
01:11 they also had a moment of silence for Sampson this morning.
01:14 He says Sampson was a pleasure to speak to and he
01:16 was full of energy and full of -- His favorite sport
01:19 was basketball even plan to try out for the team this
01:22 upcoming year. Talk to -- the game last week. He came
01:28 to the middle school football game in the hospital and and
01:31 I enjoy supporting our wildcat things and going to games and
01:36 talking with with the others. That's that was part of his
01:39 down -- personality. Pennington says the school plans to hold a
01:43 dedication for Sampson sometime this week and he says they'll reach
01:46 out to the students and teachers to see. What they feel
01:49 would fit best to honor their late friend. I also spoke
01:52 to the -- master rector of Knox County Kentucky Michael Trent.
01:55 He offered his prayers to the family and everybody involved and
01:58 he said the driver the ambulance -- instead of the work
02:00 until Friday but he expects that he's gonna take some time
02:03 off to really. Process this tragedy that. He went through and
02:06 through that the families having to go through and hijack online
02:09 storage -- thanks.
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.