Travis Hightower, a 20-year-old student at Auburn University, was killed over the weekend in a car crash near Lake Purdy, Alabama.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Hightower on Monday, April 3.
According to AL, the fatal crash happened around midnight on Saturday, April 1, on Highway 119 and Boat Launch Road. Authorities said the victim’s vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree, and burst into flames.
According to the police report, there were no witnesses to the accident. The police were called after passersby saw the fire and called 911. Hightower was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:48 A.M. on Sunday, April 2.
Hightower was a graduate of Briarwood Christian School and attended Auburn University. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, which scheduled a Monday-night memorial service in his honor.
Via The Plainsman:
At the memorial, various friends and fraternity brothers spoke to a crowd of about a hundred people, all there to honor Hightower’s memory.
Many of the speakers talked about Hightower’s faith in God and his journey to rededicating his life to Christ and growing in his faith after coming to Auburn. They assured one another that he is now at the right hand of God.
“Our brother’s unexpected death should remind us to spend time with those we love and cherish it,” one speaker said.
It was in a Bible study within the fraternity that AJ Forchette, Beta member and junior in electrical engineering, remembers Hightower standing out as a “wise and genuine” person.