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Vigil held for Hardin Co. man critically injured 8 days after losing sister in suspected DUI crash

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Brice Taylor (Source: WAVE 3 News) Brice Taylor (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Brianna Taylor (Source: Family photo) Brianna Taylor (Source: Family photo)
This is the area where Brice Taylor crashed his ATV. (Source: WAVE 3 News/Dale Mader) This is the area where Brice Taylor crashed his ATV. (Source: WAVE 3 News/Dale Mader)
The June 30 vigil for Brice Thomas was held at Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. The June 30 vigil for Brice Thomas was held at Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A community is praying for a young man who suffered life-threatening injuries in an ATV crash early Monday morning, just eight days after his younger sister was killed by a driver who police believe was drunk.

Hundreds of people gathered at Valley Creek Baptist Church to pray for the recovery of Brice Taylor, 20.

Taylor hit a deer, flipped his four-wheeler and suffered a head injury around 12:30 a.m. Monday on Springfield Road at Valley Creek Road. Taylor's family said he was in a medically-induced coma following surgery.

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"There's not a way that anyone who knew Brice wouldn't be here if they could be here," Brice Taylor's cousin, Braden Borders said. "It would mean the absolute world to him to know that all these people love him so much."

Friends and family members described Brice Taylor as funny and honest, a role model to his fellow baseball players and especially to his younger cousin.

"He taught me so much about the right things to do in life and the wrong things," Borders explained.

During the service, there were nothing but prayers for his recovery.

"I hope he pulls out so bad because he's such a good person," Brice's close friend, Lucas White said. "But I know he will. He's a fighter."

Some wondered how they still had any tears left as they prayed for a second member of the Taylor family.

Taylor's 17-year-old sister Brianna Taylor died June 22 in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Patriot Parkway and Deckard School Road in Elizabethtown, 17 days after graduating from Elizabethtown High School. Investigators say Michael Hilton, 34, was driving drunk when he slammed into the car Brianna was driving, killing her instantly and landing 18-year-old Mickayla Harig in critical condition. Doctors are hopeful about Harig's condition, but they say it remains touch and go.

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Hilton is charged with murder and aggravated DUI. He is being held on $1 million bond.

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