Friends and family are remembering a Lenoir City teen killed in a crash on Interstate 75 early Tuesday.
Hannah Eimers, 17, was part of one big family. She was one of nine siblings.
"This is Hannah here on the far right. Dad Steve and mom Melissa,” said First Baptist Concord Pastor Victor Lee while holding a photo of the family.
Lee has known Eimers since she was a child.
Eimers’ friend and passenger Rachelle Kania, 18, survived Tuesday’s crash.
"Hannah was simply a lovely young lady,” Lee said.
Eimers chased the dream of working in entertainment.
She worked as a weekend DJ at WKXV, and even helped out with Knoxville's latest big-screen movie.
"She worked on the set of ‘Dog Years’ and some of her artwork appears in the movie. She was a personal assistant to Burt Reynolds for part of that time,” Lee said.
The film's director Adam Rifkin used Instagram to reflect on the loss of Eimers
Rikin’s post stated, "She was brilliant and beautiful and left a lasting impression on everyone who had the good fortune to know her."
Lee says Eimers’ faith played a big role in the person she became, she lived life to the fullest and he hopes her grieving friends do the same.
Her name was Hannah Eimers (@draxisthename). She worked in the art department of the movie we just shot in Knoxville. Working in film was her dream. Her hard work, her dedication and her talent impressed and inspired us all. She was brilliant and beautiful and left a lasting impression on everyone who had the good fortune to know her. She died yesterday in a tragic car accident. She was 17 years old. Our hearts are broken. Lao Tzu said "the flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long". Well Hannah's flame burned 4 times as bright. Which is why we mere moths were so drawn to her. RIP Hannah Eimers.
A photo posted by Adam Rifkin (@adam_rifkin) on
"She made a difference because she followed the Lord Jesus Christ and shared his love with humility and embraced everyone those are the things to concentrate on,” Lee said.
Saturday the family will host a visitation from noon to 2 p.m., and a Celebration of Life starting at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Concord at 11704 Kingston Pike.
A GoFundMe Page has been started to assist Hannah’s family in their time of need.