Austin Allen Ray Elliott, Doniphan MO , May 23rd 2014

by Nancy Elliott
(Doniphan Mo Us)


My son was killed by his friend. Who chose to drink and drive earlier in the day. My sons name is Austin. He was my only child. The driver went and bought liquor from two adults that afternoon and rode around all evening drinking. He picked my son up who had been playing basketball at a local park in town. They headed out towards rural gravel roads. Austin was in the truck with driver and 3 other friends. He was only in that truck for an hour and half and was killed. He was less than 4 miles from his own home. The kids that survived the wreck stated that they all begged and fought with the driver for him to stop are slow down. The 16 year old driver took no regard to their pleas for help. Austin tried calling me 9 minutes before he was killed. I was at the scene of wreck within 15 minutes of it happening. I didn't know my baby boy was in that wreck i felt. That was the last place i seen my son was on the highway dead, covered up by a yellow cloth. Pulled up into a fetal position. My Child was hurt so badly . That we had to have a closed casket. His beautiful face wasn't there anymore. He had nothing left in inside of his head because the truck window broke on roll over. And Austin head went out the window first. The picture is in my everyday thoughts. I have nightmares of the scene of wreck. The family of the 16 year old boy has never apologized for the death of my child. They have showed no human compassion. The driver has not done so either Shows no remorse for the wreck are death of my son. Are injuries he caused to 3 other children the youngest 15. I went to my son burial plot today. Its been 4 months since his death. The tell me it gets easier in time. I keep hoping for that day to come. Austin had a Father, sister and two nieces he will never see again. I am a different person today. A part of me died the night my baby boy was killed. He was 17 by 14 days . It wasn't his time to go . I am Angry, lost and unable to know how to go on in life with out him. I wait for the day to see all 3 punished by law . For my son and his Family to have Justice. I am working with State of Missouri to Strengthen laws for People who supply minors with liquor to be a felony and if a fatality for them to receive Manslaughter charges.

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Sep 25, 2014
I AM SO SORRY FOY YOUR LOSS
by: BRANDY WALKER

YOUR STORY MAKES ME SO MAD IT IS SO UNFAIR FOR FAMILIES TO LOOSE LOVED ONES BECAUSE OF DRUNK DRIVERS. MY BROTHER WAS KILLED BY A 55YR OLD ILLEGEL IMAGRANT IN 1982. HE WAS ONLY 5 AND WAS BURRIED 3 DAYS BEFORE HIS 6TH BIRTHDAY.THE GUY WAS GIVEN 16MONTHS IN PRISON AND DEPORTED BACK TO MEXICO.HE WAS DRIVING 60MILES PER HOUR WHEN HE HIT HIM.HE FLEW IN THE AIR 90 FEET AND LANDED BY A POWERLINE POLE DISLOCATED HIS NECK FROM THE SHOLDERS CRUSHED EVERY BONE IN HIS BODY. THEY SAY IT GETS EAISER IM SORRY BUT FOR US ITS LIKE YESTERDAY. I WAS 7YRS OLD WHEN THIS HAPPENED AND I STILL THINK ABOUT HIM. WE HAVE ADOPTED A HIGHWAY WHERE HE WAS KILLED AND TWO SIGNS HAVE BEEN PUT UP IN MEMORY OF FREDDIE EDGAR HUGHES. I LOVE TO GO CLEAN THE HIGHWAY IT MAKES MY FAMILY AND I FEEL SAD BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE FEEL LIKE HE IS LOOKING DOWN AT US AND SMILES. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MY I WILL HAVE YOU IN MY PRAYERS..

Sep 25, 2014
May god be with you and help mend your broken heart
by: Nicole

Your story just breaks my heart into pieces. My eldest daughter just turned 17 today I can't even imagine what you must be going through. Know your baby boy is watching over you from heaven. I was in a horrible car accident 4 years ago. I broke my neck in 6 places and now have 10 screws and rods in my neck and bone missing. I have major spinal cord damage. This was cause by a drunk driver driving 120km while we were stopped at a red light. We were rear ended. They have no idea how we survived. My uncle was killed by a driver in 1977 they found him the next morning in the road with the bumper up his spine. They never found who did it. I'm injured and suffer daily because of a drunk driver. But you lost your child and I'm hurting for you. You will be in my prayers please ask god to help you mend. Loosing your child to this is afoul. I'm so sorry angd I'm lost for words. Know your son would want his mother to be ok. It will be forever you love and miss him. Remember he is your angel now. God bless you and I pray some way some how you find some kind of peace. I'm so so sorry. May your dear baby boy R.I.P.

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