Who was Alivia Mynes? Bryan College volleyball player, 18, and dad killed in car crash on Thanksgiving
According to a Facebook post shared by Creekview High Volleyball, Alivia Mynes was a former volleyball standout for their school and for 575 which is a volleyball program club that serves Cherokee and several other Georgia counties, before continuing her higher studies in Tennessee. Alivia, 18, who had just completed her first year playing for Bryan College in Tennessee returned home to Canton for the Thanksgiving holiday when the incident took place. Her father Chris Mynes, 52, also died in the Cherokee County wreck.
"Alivia was loved by many and will be remembered for her kind, sweet, beautiful spirit," read the Facebook post on Friday, November 25. “Chris was a devoted father to his two daughters and the love of Jennifer’s life,” the Facebook post stated. “Sydney is a junior volleyball player at Creekview and hopes to be released from the hospital today with minor injuries," read the post referring to Alivia's teenage sister who attends Creekview.
Today we mourn the passing of Alivia Mynes and her father who were recently in a car accident. We pray for God's peace and comfort to be with family and friends during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/KmOavT4FCx— Bryan College Athletics (@BryanAthletics) November 25, 2022
575 Volleyball also expressed their grief by describing Chris as a wonderful husband and father, and Alivia as a great teammate, friend, and sister. "She was shining so bright there already and only a freshman, had such an amazing future ahead of her," the Facebook post stated. "Today is just soul shattering for every member of our club family."
Chris’ wife Jennifer and their youngest daughter Sydney survived the accident with minor injuries. Jennifer Mynes, who is a substitute teacher at Creekland Middle School, was released from the hospital and is recovering at home, as per her family and friends. An online fundraiser has been created in support of the family.
According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called at 11.30 am on Thursday on Knox Bridge Highway near Scott Hudgens Drive in Canton to a four-vehicle wreck. The driver of an F-150 truck heading east crossed the center line and struck Myne’s Nissan Armada which was traveling west, killing both Chris in the driver's seat and his daughter who sat behind him. The 24-year-old driver of the truck endured non-life-threatening injuries and was also taken to the hospital. There were no other injuries reported in the other two vehicles involved in the crash. The accident is still under investigation.