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Two teens died in the fatal crash in Beaverton involving a WashCo deputy. All four survivors remain hospitalized.

COURESY PHOTO: KRISTIN SCHWING - Sky Korbut.The surviving teens from a fatal crash on April 27 involving a Washington County deputy are still in the hospital, fighting injuries with their parents by their side.

The family of 15-year-old Sky Korbut said he is still in critical condition at an intensive care unit in a local hospital.

Another Southridge High School student involved in the crash, 15-year-old James Thompson — Korbut's best friend — is in the same hospital.

Korbut's parents, Alecia Delarosa and Michael Korbut, have been practically living in the hospital to be with their son.

"I don't get a whole lot of rest that way completely, but we close our eyes for a minute if we can," Delarosa said. "It's so exhausting. It's hard, but we're just trying to take this one step at a time."

Sky Korbut's sister-in-law, Kristin Schwing, said his condition has been steady but still critical. He's had three surgeries on his spine, leg and abdomen. He suffered bleeding internally and has broken ribs from the crash, Schwing said — but wearing his seatbelt likely saved his life.

As of Tuesday, May 3, Korbut was also fighting an infection, fluid in his lungs and now pneumonia. He still has a tube in his throat to breathe and is fully sedated, Schwing said, and new things keep coming up.COURESY PHOTO: KRISTIN SCHWING - Sky Korbut and his mother, Alecia Delarosa.

Korbut's parents said he hasn't been awake since the accident, except for a few moments here and there before doctors sedate him again. He needs to rest to heal, Delarosa said, and if he's awake, he's in agony.

"There's not a whole lot of answers right now," Schwing said, "but they're not telling us that he's passing away, so I just keep on reminding Alecia that he's here. He's alive. He's breathing."

Korbut's family said he's a fighter, and "he's fighting hard."

He used to wrestle, he's now on the football team and he loves the outdoors, Korbut's parents said. But that's not all — he loves his business classes and "he's a hell of a mechanic," Michael Korbut said.

Sky Korbut's mom added that he loves to help animals and people. He's social, caring and "has a real soft heart," she said.COURESY PHOTO: KRISTIN SCHWING - Sky Korbut.

His family is trying to be optimistic — especially Korbut's little brother — and said in their eyes, everything happens for a reason.

"We're just trying to keep a positive look," Delarosa said. "God has a plan, even though some things are horrific."

Korbut's best friend Thompson was in the backseat with him when the crash happened, Korbut's parents said, and they're grateful Thompson's already out of the ICU.

He's now up and moving and "real worried about Sky, too," Delarosa said.

Korbut's family members said they can't believe the amount of support they're getting from the community. Delarosa said she has her son's phone, and countless people are sending their love and support.

Delarosa said she didn't even know her son had that many people in his life.COURESY PHOTO: KRISTIN SCHWING - Sky Korbut.

"Finding out there's so many people that are supporting us," she said, "I truly, truly thank them from the bottom of my heart for their support. We appreciate that."

Schwing said she isn't allowed to visit her brother-in-law because of COVID restrictions at the hospital, but she calls Korbut's parents "10 times a day."

She set up a GoFundMe to raise money for hospital expenses, but also to support Korbut's parents while they're not working and staying by their son's side in the hospital.

GoFundMe pages have also been set up for Thompson and the families of the two teens who died in the crash, Matthew Amaya and Juan Pablo Pacheco Aguilera.

The deputy involved in the crash, Michael Trotter, has a fundraising page that has reached over $110,000. He is also in the hospital with a long road to recovery ahead.


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