HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) - "I listened to the last heartbeat that my son will ever have in his entire life," says Tony Abshire.
He spoke Saturday night at a candlelight vigil to remember his son Austin at Community Park in Huber Heights.
The 16-year-old died Saturday from injuries he sustained in a car crash in the 3-thousand block of Shroyer Road Friday morning.
Investigators say the 16-year-old driver lost control, hit the curb and a tree, before coming to a stop on top of a light pole.
Tony says his son was in the backseat and wasn't wearing a seatbelt...he says it could've saved his life.
"Accidents happen. It's going to happen in a heartbeat and it's just one wrong thing. But, all I can preach is, if even you're in the backseat, buckle up, because Austin didn't and that could've helped him," explains Tony.
19-year-old Bridget McPeek was also injured in the crash, she's still in the hospital.
The driver is also okay. The driver's sister, Taylor Bowen, tells 2 NEWS he didn't have a driver's license and he's being held in the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center, on vehicular assault charges.
But because of Austin's death, that will likely change. She says their parents are devastated.
"My brother's not going to be out for a long time and they're just really worried about all of the other families involved. They can't even talk or think straight right now," comments Taylor.
And she came tonight to show her family's support.
"I know Austin. He seemed to be a pretty good kid so all my heart and my love goes out to his family right now. I have a daughter and I couldn't imagine losing a kid," says Taylor.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Two women were arrested early Saturday morning after leading Dayton and Riverside Police on a slow speed pursuit with a stolen snow plow.
Preble County crews are battling a barn fire this afternoon on Barnetts Mill Road in Camden.
One person was injured in a single vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in West Elkton.
Wayne County, Indiana remains under a level one snow emergency Saturday afternoon.
An 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War who was detained for several weeks in North Korea arrived home Saturday in California.