CAMDEN COUNTY, MO -- In one tragedy on top of another, a Missouri teen was seriously injured in a head-on car crash, then his parents died in another head-on crash - on the way to see him in the hospital.
Chris Hahn, 19, was in a head-on collision Friday morning on Highway 54 in Camden County, KRCG reports. He was seriously injured and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.
When they got word of their son's accident, Chris' parents, Daniel Hahn and Lori Hendrickson, were on the way to the hospital. They were involved in a separate head-on collision on Highway 5 north of Lebanon.
Daniel Hahn, Lori Hendrickson, and a couple in the other car, Arthur and Crystal Hayes from Eldrige, Missouri all died in the accident.
Chris works as a cashier at the Camdenton Walmart.
"We all pretty much feel the same concern for him and hoping that he will get better soon," said Alexa Daniel, Hahn's coworker.
Daniel said she doesn't know Chris very well, but says it's still hard for her and her coworkers to comprehend what has happened to him.
"The accident alone with Chris was very unexpected and tragic to begin with, and then to add on his parents as well is kinda like a double-whammy," Daniel said.
Knowing he has medical expenses ahead of him, as well as funerals, Daniel wanted to help in some way, so she started a GoFundMe account.
"Rather than sit around and wonder if something is going to be done about it, I figured I would to it myself, that way I know something is going to be done. 'Cause a little bit helps. Every little bit helps," she said. "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." null
Parents die in crash on way to see son injured in separate crash