Survivor of crash that killed 3 teens awakes from coma

Survivor of crash that killed 3 teens awakes from coma

  • Story Highlights
  • Mesiah Allen, 17, was in critical condition after the crash near Meadowcreek High School, Gwinnett police said...
  • His father said he is breathing and talking on his own.

The survivor of a crash that killed three Gwinnett County high school students is now out of a coma, his father said. 

“He’s breathing on his own,” Alexander Allen, father of 17-year-old Mesiah Allen, told Channel 2 Action News. “He’s talking on his own.” 

Mesiah Allen had a broken leg, cuts and bruises from Friday night’s crash, which occurred after Meadowcreek High School’s football game against Parkview.

The crash killed Brandon Martinez, 18, Nelson Umanzor, 18, and Naseer Alwakeel, 16, police said. Martinez was the driver. Umanzor, Alwakeel and Mesiah Allen were passengers in the car. All attended Meadowcreek.

Mesiah Allen was in critical condition for three days at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

"I didn't know if he was going to make it or not," Alexander Allen told Channel 2.

Although Mesiah Allen condition has improved, the memory of the crash still haunts Alexander Allen. 

He said his son remembers some of the incident. 

"He remembers the impact,” Alexander Allen said. “He remembers hitting everything. He remembers being down there. He remembers his leg was broken.

Meadowcreek High School student Mesiah Allen survived a one-car crash that killed three of his friends. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

"He saw one of his friends laying there. He kept telling him to get up and he wouldn't move."

Alexander Allen said Mesiah Allen survived because he was wearing a seat belt. 

"I 100 percent believe that's the reason why he survived,” he told Channel 2. “He was still hanging in the seat belt when they cut him out."

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