A Missouri teen seriously injured in a car crash awoke from a medically induced coma only to learn his parents had died in a head-on collision on their way to the hospital.
Chris Hahn, 19, suffered several skull fractures and brain swelling after he struck an oncoming car Friday on an icy stretch of highway, authorities said.
He was transported to a Columbia hospital. His parents, Daniel Hahn, 38, and Loretta Hendrickson, 37, were driving to the hospital later that afternoon to see their son when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck them head-on, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Two people in the other car also died.
“Please help me in putting this man’s life back together,” wrote Alexa Daniel on a GoFundMe page she established to help the teenager, who works with her at an area Walmart.
“He’s 19 years old, has a whole life ahead of him and I just hope to bring his life back to the way it was as much as I can,” Daniel told WDAF-TV.
Hahn was released from the hospital this week and “doing well” at home, Daniel wrote in a Wednesday update.