Town of Elon native, Elizabeth Hursey, 18, died Friday, Nov. 2, following injuries from a fatal auto accident in Meigs County, Ohio. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating the two-vehicle crash, which took place at 4:34 a.m. on Nov. 2. The crash occurred on Ohio route 7, near milepost 21. Hursey and her boyfriend, Dylan Wilkins, also an Elon native, were driving a 2018 Nissan Sentra Southbound on route 7 when they then traveled left of center, striking another vehicle, a 2001 Freightliner, driving Northbound. 

Wilkins, who was behind the wheel, was taken to Grant Medical Center suffering from incapacitating injuries. Hursey, sitting in the passenger seat, was taken to White Funeral Home. The passenger of the 2001 Freightliner did not suffer from any injuries and all were reported to have been wearing their seatbelts. 

Hursey attended Burlington Christian Academy and was an active member of Harvest Baptist Church. In her obituary she was described as, “very artistic and creative.” 

“[Elizabeth] had a special way with animals and loved little babies. Lizzie enjoyed being a hostess in the family business at Hurseys’ BBQ, and giving special attention to her senior citizen customers. In her brief life she touched many lives and will be greatly missed by everyone she knew," stated the obituary.

A service to celebrate Elizabeth Hursey’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Harvest Baptist Church, located at 3721 S. Church St., Burlington, NC 27215. A burial will follow the services at Alamance Memorial Park. 

Hursey’s full obituary can be found here.