The 15-year-old brother of reality TV star Olivia Plath was killed on Thursday when a car hit him while riding his electric bicycle.
Micah Meggs died at the scene after being hit by a Honda Accord on US 220 in Franklin County, Virginia, The Roanoke Times reported.
The family said Micah suffered from cerebral palsy, which resulted from an injury to the network of nerves in the shoulder, the brachial plexus, during birth.
Plath, 25, who stars in the Georgia-based family docuseries Welcome To Plathville, wrote on Instagram Stories, “I lost a younger brother to an unexpected accident last night and I need some clarity and space to grieve.”
Olivia, who is married to Ethan Plath, 24, said she “jumped off social media for a bit” and was “taking up some space now” in the wake of the tragedy.
Tragic: Welcome to Plathville’s Olivia Plath has revealed that her 15-year-old brother Micah Meggs was killed after being hit by a car while riding an electric bicycle on Thursday
At the incident, Meggs was in the southbound right lane on the route when he was struck by the vehicle.
The accident happened less than a mile north of Virginia 619.
The driver of the Honda was not injured.
Micah is the ninth of Don and Karen Meggs’ 10 children.
He is survived by his parents, grandmothers, siblings Elijah, Joshua, Elise, Olivia, Lydia, Sophia, Nathan, Carris and Kirsten, and nieces and nephews, his family said in an obituary.
According to his relatives, Micah always tried to spread joy among his loved ones.
“Micah loved hanging out with his siblings and some close friends, cracking jokes, sharing his understated sense of humor and making those he loved laugh,” the family said.
Micah’s family said his “funny and fearless determination marked his life.”
They said he “enjoyed spending his time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, and catching traps, and became an accomplished outdoorsman.”
The family added: “He enjoyed showing off his trophies and making video tutorials to teach others how to enjoy the life he loved.”
Micah is the ninth of Don and Karen Meggs’ 10 children and enjoyed the outdoors, his family said
Plath said she ‘jumped off social media for a bit’ and was ‘taking up some space now’ in the wake of the tragedy
Plath said on Tuesday she was on ‘a social media hiatus due to a death in the family’
Although his cerebral palsy “made it difficult for him to do the things he loved,” his family said, “Micah never complained or let his disability limit him and, despite this struggle, constantly found ways to continue his outdoor pursuits. to make.’
They added, “Micah brought immense light, laughter and love to every life he touched and his presence will be greatly missed.”
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for a donation to the United Brachial Plexus Network.
Welcome to Plathville debuted on TLC in 2019, starring Olivia and Ethan, his eight siblings, and parents Barry and Kim Plath.
According to a show synopsis from TLCare the Plaths “a blond, blue-eyed family of 11 in southeastern Georgia” who “share a passion for music, religion, family life and traditional roles.”
Barry and Kim Plath, like the Meggs, had 10 children – their 17-month-old son Joshua died in a car accident in 2008.
The nine surviving siblings all appear in the show.