Josh Speidel honored at UVM basketball game days before anniversary of crash

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(January 31, 2016) – Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Josh Speidel’s tragic accident. The Columbus teen suffered a traumatic brain injury on February 1, 2015 when his car collided with another vehicle in Taylorsville.

Before the accident, Speidel was a basketball standout at Columbus North High School, and he committed to play for the University of Vermont.

Since the crash, Speidel has continued to defy the odds by being able to walk and talk again. He is currently attending Ivy Tech, and he’s taking a student success class and an English class.

Speidel visited the University of Vermont with his parents over the weekend and he sat on the team’s bench during their game against Stony Brook.

According to the Burlington Free Press, Speidel received a standing ovation from the University of Vermont fans prior to the game.

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