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.