TAYLORS, SC (FOX Carolina)- The family of a teen killed in a crash last December when police said he was struck by a suspected impaired driver will hold a balloon release on Friday, on what would have been Josh Burgess’ 18th birthday.

“We want all of Josh's friends and family (if able) to buy a balloon and release it at 5 p.m. on Friday,” Josh’s father, Dan Burgess posted on social media.

“ I ask that you video your balloon release and share it on social media and tag me and Bonnie (Josh’s mother) so we can see. I hope to see the sky full of balloons.”

Josh was killed on December 5, 2018 when Greer police said the driver of a stolen car crashed into Burgess’ car and then into another vehicle.

Burgess was a senior at Wade Hampton High School, a football player, and participated in the school's Project Lead the Way Engineering program. 

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