Remembering Hohulin

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GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) — Many are heartbroken after their friend was killed in a car crash. 

The accident happened about 8 pm, Thursday, at the intersection of Route 47 and County Road 3200 North, near Fisher. 

29-year old Josh Hohulin died in the accident. The woman accused of hitting him faces charges. 

It’s difficult to describe someone’s whole life in just a few words, but his friends say he was one-of-a-kind.

Judy Weber-Jones says, “You couldn’t tell if he had a bad day or not. His days were always a good day.” 

Every person has a story to tell. For Josh Hohulin, the smile on his face says it all. 

Patti Percy says, “He would always pick up on something positive no matter the outcome and I love that about Josh.” 

On his way home, he made a left turn at the intersection. Police say 22-year old Devonique Ringo was trying to pass another car when hers hit Hohulin’s. She’s okay, but Josh died at the hospital. 

His friends say it was a beautiful life taken too soon. 

“Kindness, caring, I never heard him say anything bad about anybody. Just outstanding moral character.”

Josh Hohulin was a man of many interests, from music to journalism. He was the sports writer for the local paper in Gibson City, but his greatest passion was found in his love for God, and with that came a big change in his life.  

For the past 14-years he went to Gibson City Bible Church.

Sunday, he spoke to the congregation saying, “I’ll be joining Men for Missions as the managing editor and media coordinator of action magazine. It tells stories about missionaries from all across the world and focuses on the short-term trips that we help lead.” 

He gave that speech just this past Sunday. 

“Both his passions had come together. His love of writing and the Lord and the mission work.” 

Even though he won’t be able to carry out this mission work, his story will continue through his friends. Jones is a driver’s education teacher at Urbana High School. She says there’s a lesson to be learned from the driver who’s accused of crashing into his car.

“This is why you don’t pass in a no-passing zone or why you don’t pass within 100 feet of an intersection. Innocent lives can be lost.” 

Ringo is facing charges related to that. 

“I’m going to share it with my students and let them know.”

His life was dedicated to loving others and that’s how he will be remembered. 

“What an awesome legacy he will leave just for that.” 

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