Powell teen remains in serious condition following wreck

Powell teen remains in serious condition following rollover wreck

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Powell High School sophomore Koby Hyde suffered a severe brain injury. Powell High School sophomore Koby Hyde suffered a severe brain injury.
After seeing what the vehicle looked like after the crash, Koby's father says he is grateful his son is alive. After seeing what the vehicle looked like after the crash, Koby's father says he is grateful his son is alive.
"I'm pretty proud of him," said Brian Hyde. "He's got a great personality. "I'm pretty proud of him," said Brian Hyde. "He's got a great personality.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The father of a Powell teenager severely injured in a car crash says he remains in serious condition at UT Medical Center.

Powell High School sophomore Koby Hyde was hurt Saturday in a rollover wreck. He suffered a severe brain injury.

Koby's father, Brian Hyde, says his son is still in the Intensive Care Unit.

"Hopefully in a day or two he will be going to a room and we will see from there," said Hyde. "Only God knows."

Hyde says Koby is a great kid. He is a popular student and football player at Powell High School.

"I'm pretty proud of him," said Hyde. "He's got a great personality. I'm a little biased -- artistic, athletic, and just fun to be around, great sense of humor. He's a battler and he's stubborn as a mule, so that's a good thing."

After seeing what the vehicle looked like after the crash, Hyde says he is grateful his son is alive.

Koby did not break any bones, but suffered a deep brain injury. He has help breathing and has not been able to talk since the accident.

His dad says he has been able to communicate by squeezing their hands.

The family appreciates everyone's support.

"It's really been absolutely amazing the support," said Hyde. "Powell is a great community. East Tennessee is absolutely a special place to be."

A dinner has been organized at Powell High School on March 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to raise money for Koby's medical bills.

Hyde says they are unsure how long Koby will be in the hospital, but is asking the community to keep Koby in their prayers.

"Just prayers absolutely, pray, pray, pray because it is working," said Hyde. "It is really working."

A fund has also been set up in Koby's name at Enrichment Federal Credit Union to make donations. 

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