TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Family and friends gathered Monday night to honor a 17-year-old who lost his life in a car crash over the weekend.
Eli Grow died Saturday after crashing his truck on Highway 41 in Bedford County.
Mourners spelled his initials and football number on the bleachers using lanterns.
Tullahoma High School held a vigil on the school’s football field Monday night.
Grow played football at Tullahoma and was planning to play at Mississippi College in the fall.
His family will hold a celebration of life service at their home Saturday with a bonfire afterwards.
For those who want to help, the family asks for donations to be directed to the Eli Grow Memorial Fund. The fund will help renovate athletic facilities at Tullahoma High School.