It is always heartwarming to see a community come together to support a family who has lost a loved one. Though the circumstances of that loss may be tragic, it can help the family to cope with that loss. The community of Coweta County came together to pay tribute to one of their own lost in a tragic accident recently.
17-year-old Eli Holland lost his life in an early morning accident on Sunday, August 7th. His identity was recently released by the Georgia State Patrol.
Upon hearing about his loss, the community of students, friends, and family of the Northgate High School Student came together to mourn his passing. On Twitter, the tag #FlyHighEli allowed friends and family to outpour their support. The hashtag allowed people to share sympathies and post pictures and memories of the teenager.
This past Tuesday, friends and family gathered at a makeshift memorial at the crash site. People came to leave flowers, photos, and inscribe messages into the ruined trunk of the tree which the vehicle Holland had been riding in crashed into.
The accident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on Vaughn Road. Four teenagers, including Holland, were riding in the car. The car was driven by 18-year-old Charles Yates, who lost control and ran off of the road. The vehicle then struck a tree, turned, and hit a telephone pole.
Holland was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the front seat was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver and another backseat passenger were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Blood results are pending, but it is believed that alcohol and speed may have been factors in the accident.
All occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
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