Three Georgia brothers, aged 6, 8 and 9, killed in tragic crash while riding in car with parents
An initial police report claimed that despite the seat belts installed in the vehicle, none of the passengers were wearing them
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA: A GoFundMe has been initiated to help raise funds for a grieving family that lost three of their sons in a horrific car accident. The little boys have been identified as Izayiah, Ja’Quan, and Messiah Brittford by their aunt, Aisha Holt, who has started the fundraiser.
The victims, aged between 6 to 9, were reportedly students at Dorothy Height Elementary School studying in first, third, and fourth grades. It has been said that the boys were traveling inside a truck with their 31-year-old mother Arrie Matthews in Oklahoma’s Le Flore County on October 19 when tragedy struck. Reports also said that the school goers’ died soon after the crash but Matthews survived and was taken to St Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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An initial report by Trooper Tim Baker claimed that despite the seat belts installed in the vehicle, none of the passengers were wearing them, as reported by Ledger Enquirer. However, the reason behind the crash is yet to be determined. Meanwhile, Holt on the money-raising campaign has described the late siblings as “sweet young men with such a huge heart and a smile that would light up the world.” The children’s aunt also wrote on GoFundMe, “There aren't words to describe the vast emptiness that there will be now with them absent. If you could please share or donate anything towards covering the funeral expenses, it would be greatly appreciated,” before adding, “All funds will be given to their parents. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
The goal of GoFundMe is to raise $30,000. $9,328 has been raised yet. Several people also expressed their condolences below the fundraiser with one saying, “Keeping your family in our prayers!” The second one commented, “Our hearts go out to you praying for the family so sorry for your all loss.” “I needed to help because GOD said to love one another, and I do,” the third one said and the fourth one added, “The family needs all the support they can receive and love at this time.”
“Heartfelt sympathy to the families of these three angels,” an emotional comment read and another comment stated: “God bless their souls and loved ones who will mourn and grieve them.” “God bless your family. I’m sorry about the loss of your boys,” the third comment noted.
This happened months after three youngsters died in a car accident in Orange, California. The horrific incident reportedly happened in July when the 2005 Nissan Altima containing seven people inside it was running at a very high speed and as cops tried to stop them, it struck guardrails and signal lights at a railroad crossing before bursting into flames.
Police at the time claimed that the passengers were not wearing seat belts when the accident happened. Nitrous oxide and balloons were also discovered in the car. Sgt Phil McMullin of the Orange police department had said as reported by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: “When people put nitrous oxide in a balloon, it creates a temporary high and it can cause impairment. In this instance, we believe it might have been used or contributed to the collision.”