Family and friends lean on faith mourning teen killed in Interstate 75 wreck

Nov. 3, 2016: Friends and family across East Tennessee are mourning the loss of a bright, creative teen.

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.



"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.

GoFundMe Page has been started to assist Hannah’s family in their time of need.

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