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Detroit Jesuit student injured helping I-96 crash victims is in 'good condition,' family says

Sean English, 17, being treated at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit

Sean English
Sean English

DETROIT – A teen who was struck by a vehicle April 2 on I-96 in Detroit while trying to help other crash victims is in good condition, his family said. 

Sean English, a 17-year-old student athlete at University of Detroit Jesuit High School, had to have his foot amputated after the crash. He is being treated at Henry Ford Hospital, which released this statement from the family on Monday: 

The family of Sean English wishes to extend their deepest thanks for the outpouring of support, prayers and well-wishes as Sean works through his recovery. He is being cared for at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and is currently listed in good condition. 

English and his father spoke with WJR's Paul W. Smith earlier on Monday -- listen here: 

Dr. Cynthia Ray, who worked as a pulmonologist at Henry Ford Hospital, also was struck while trying to help six teens who were in a rolled over Jeep on the Interstate. Ray suffered a brain injury and died days later at Sinai-Grace Hospital. She was 47. 

Related: Physician speaks about Henry Ford doctor killed while helping crash victims on I-96

The 17-year-old driver who struck English and Ray remains in critical condition. His family said he suffered swelling of the brain and a fracture in his vertebrae.

The crash remains under investigation. 


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