Atlanta Teen Who Got Heart Transplant Dies in Car Chase

A Georgia teenager who received a heart transplant two years ago — but only after his request was initially denied over his brushes with the law — was killed Tuesday in a high-speed police chase, NBC News reported. Anthony Stokes, 17, was injured when he crashed a stolen car while being pursued by police in Roswell, Georgia, a police spokeswoman told NBC News. Firefighters rescued Stokes from the car, but he later died at the hospital. Stokes' case made headlines two years ago, when doctors initially denied him a transplant for his failing heart because of his "history of noncompliance." He ultimately received the transplant in August 2013, after his mother accused doctors of punishing her son for his checkered history with the law.

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