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Friends remember Macon County teen killed in drag racing accident

On Monday evening people gathered in a Middle Tennessee community to remember a young life taken far too soon. 

Visitation services for Eli Borders began at 5 p.m. at Alexander Funeral home in Lafayette. 

Borders was killed on Friday night after the Tennessee Highway Patrol says he was a drag racing another truck on Long Creek Road in Macon County. 

"It ain't gonna feel real until we don't see him on that first day back," said Kade Allen, a friend of Borders. 

Borders was set to start his senior year at Macon County High School. His friends say he loved being a part of his community and sharing his faith.  

"He told me his testimony and it really just made me feel a lot better after the occasion that happened, knowing where he's at, and that i'll see him one day later." said Trent Cook, another friend of Borders. 

"Just a God loving, hard-working man was all he was. He really loved his friends and family, it was really dear to him, they always come first." said Logan Thompson, a friend of Borders. 


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