A Central Valley High School student passed away on Monday, nearly one week after he was struck by a car on Interstate 90near Post Falls.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 16-year-old Adam England apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck a barrier on the right side of the Spokane Street on-ramp, according to Idaho State Police officers.
He was outside of his Subaru when it was struck by another vehicle entering westbound I-90 from the on-ramp, officials said. England was struck and thrown from the road.
Police said another driver traveling westbound swerved to avoid the crash and struck a delineator post.
England was taken to Kootenai Medical Center, police said. A GoFundMe campaign for England says he was believed to brain dead following the crash but began responding to stimuli.
He was then taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where doctors ran more tests and watched for signs of improvement.
England's family released a statement on Monday after his passing:
"Adam England was a 16-year-old junior at CVHS who loved adventures with his family, his faith and swimming. He died with his family holding his hands at Harborview Medical Center. His family wishes to thank all those who have shared love, prayers and support though this past week. He is survived by his parents Ron and Cindy, his brother Bryce and his wife Rachael and his sister Kelli. He was loved by his large swimming community of friends and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints."
Central Valley School District spokesperson Marla Nunberg said counselors and additional staff are available for students.
"Our deepest sympathy goes to the England family. We are respecting the family’s privacy at this time and request the same of others," Nunberg wrote in a statement.
The GoFundMe campaign has since surpassed its $20,000 goal, with organizer Micah Hudlet saying they will still be accepting donations in support of England’s family.
The GoFundMe campaign described England as a “talented swimmer, incredible teammate and loved friend.”