The terrible Astroworld festival incident’s youngest victim has been recognized.
According to Metro, 14-year-old John Hilgert was the youngest victim crushed in a stampede at the Texas festival, which drew roughly 50,000 people.
Justin Higgs, John’s baseball coach, gave a tribute to the late adolescent, whom he described as a “rising star” in the sport.
On his Instagram, Justin wrote, “RIP John Hilgert. He got the Call up to the Major Leagues by the Almighty! John made an impact on anyone who met him and they always remembered him. I have memories of John I’ll never forget.”
“You had to love the kid. No option not too cause he was who he was. He loved the game if baseball. Was a privilege to coach this young man. Many prayers go out to any of his friends, teammates, and his family… especially Ms. Hilgert,” he added
“One of the nicest human beings I’ve ever met. John was an Angel the whole time I knew him… impacting others for good and he himself was a legend. The legend of John, Will meet again John. Till then watch over us my friend. Catcher, pitcher, shortstop, great kid. Lived his life to the fullest.” he further concluded.
It should be noted that the stampede killed at least eight people and injured dozens.