Family of Irvine Teen Killed In Drunk Driving Accident Donates Her Organs
After suffering an irreversible brain injury following a car crash caused by a drunk driver, the organs of Irvine teenager Ashton Sweet have been donated to six people, reports the OC Register. Sweet was injured when she was sitting in the backseat of a car with three other friends, driven by one of their fathers. The car was hit by Irvine resident Austin Jeffrey Farley, 26, as it passed through an intersection and Farley ran a red light.
Farley had previously been convicted of a DUI, and had his license suspended.
According to the Register, Sweet's family donated her heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Her liver was split in two for two different people, and she also donated skin and a cornea.
A memorial service will be held for Sweet on Monday, and her mother, Elizabeth Sweet, notes that those in attendance will wear one of her daughter's favorite colors:
"The service will be open to all who wish to come," Sweet said. "We will wear one of Ashton's favorite colors - green - as a celebration of life and renewal."