Teen organ donor dies on birthday, saves lives of 5 people


TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A Fayetteville, Alabama teenage organ donor died Monday from injuries he suffered in a car crash.

State Troopers said 18-year-old Cody Bailey was not wearing a seat belt when his pickup truck collided with a tractor-trailer on Sept. 23 near Childersburg.

The truck driver was not hurt in the incident.

Bailey died at the hospital on Monday, five days after the wreck. Monday was also his birthday.

Bailey’s stepfather said Cody was an organ donor and his organs helped save the lives of five people.

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