Travis ScottHouston concert al Astromondo Festival on November 5 he experienced an accident that claimed eight young lives. The accident also caused 17 participants to be hospitalized, 11 of whom suffered cardiac arrest. Nearly 300 people needed minor medical care at Astroworld.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed the ages of the eight victims. Among them: a 14 year old, a 16 year old, two 21 year olds, two 23 year olds and a 27 year old. However, the age of the eighth victim at Astroworld is not yet known.
The relevant authorities also disclosed that at least one of the victims he was not from Harris County. Meanwhile, Mayor Turner also said that five of the 13 inmates were under the age of 18.
The youngest victim of the Astroworld crisis was 14-year-old John Hilgert
John was in ninth grade at the age of 14 and attended Memorial High School. He was identified by the Spring Branch Independent School District, which said in a statement:
“Our hearts are with the student’s family, his friends and our staff at the Memorial. This is a terrible loss and the entire MHS family is in mourning today.”
Meanwhile, Memorial High School tied green ribbons all over campus, as green was John’s favorite color. John Hilgert was a student-athlete interested in multiple sports. According to the Houston Chronicle, he played on a youth soccer team.
In addition, the 14-year-old went to the concert with his other classmate, albeit separately. While his classmate Robby Hendrix returned from the Astroworld event, Hilgert died from the mysterious accident at the venue.
John Hilgert was 6 feet tall and also played on an elite baseball team. His baseball coach, Justin Higgs, used Instagram and Facebook to share his thoughts on the 14-year-old.
The coach said:
“The boy had an impact on everyone who met him. Privileged for having had the opportunity to train him in those seasons of his life … His chapter is not over, he is playing ball in the sky right now watching on all of us “.
He further added,
“I have memories of John that I will never forget. You had to love the baby. No option not too much because he was what he was. He loved the game if [sic] baseball…”
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According to the Houston Chronicle, John Hilgert had written to his classmate to go to the NRG park soon for the Astroworld event.