A student at Trion High School in Chattooga County, Georgia passed away on Tuesday from injuries received in a four-wheeler accident taking place last weekend.
Sixteen year old Josh Hernandez passed shortly after 6:00 that evening as the result of injuries sustained in the ATV accident which occurred on Saturday, on Knox Street in Pennville near Paradise Gardens. He was transported by LifeForce Helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, from the Redmond EMS station in Summerville.
Trion Athletics posted a message on their social media page Tuesday – as they mourn the loss of Josh and send love, prayers and support to the family.
Trion High School and Trion Athletics mourns the loss of one of our own this evening. It is with great sadness we inform Bulldog Nation that Josh Hernandez passed away today shortly after 6pm from injuries he sustained from an ATV accident on Saturday. We as a school and community offer our deepest sympathy to the entire Hernandez Family. We extend our love, prayers, and support to you during this extremely difficult time. Rest In Peace Josh.
On Wednesday, the “Trion Fellowship of Christian Athletes” set up a memorial inside the school gym for Hernandez.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist with the medical and funeral expenses.
(Information provided in part by WZQZ Chattooga County Radio)