Family and friends celebrate life of Montevallo teen who died after ATV accident

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1375070008&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4173631&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1375070008 type=script]MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) – Family and friends of the Holsomback family filled the stands of the football stadium at Montevallo High School Sunday to pray.

The community organized a prayer rally to show their support for the family following an ATV accident that sent 18-year-old Austin Holsomback to the hospital on July 14th.

The accident left Holsomback with severe brain injuries.

Prayers have come from as far as Australia via a Facebook page to update friends on Austin’s condition. As friends and family gathered on the field Sunday afternoon to pray, they also said goodbye, Austin passed away the morning of the prayer rally.

“My son was an 18-year-old full of life,” said Bobby Holsomback, the teens father.

“It was never a dull day with Austin around,” recalled one of his classmates as they held hands in a circle to pray.

“If it was fun he wanted to do it. We drag raced,  we’ve got a bunch of drag racing buddies, riding the creek, if it was boring he didn’t want to do it,” his father said. With his wife Lisa, by his side they thanked everyone for their prayers and support after balloons were released in honor of Austin.

Two other teens were injured in the accident. They have both been released from the hospital.


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