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Teen, riding to aunt's funeral, dies in car accident

Two deaths tragically rocked one family in Georgia when a teenager who was headed to his aunt's funeral was involved in a car accident. He passed away in the wreck.

The 19-year old was the passenger in a truck on Ga. 247, with his brother behind the wheel. His brother is 21 years old. They were riding to the funeral together.

As they neared Feagin Road at around 1:30 p.m., a man from Macon allegedly clipped their vehicle with his car. The initial impact wasn't bad enough to be deadly, but it was enough to send the truck careening out of control.

The truck flipped over as it finally came to a crashing stop. The driver was able to get out, but the younger brother was trapped inside the vehicle. When authorities arrived at the scene, they announced that the young man had passed away. He was trapped so completely that emergency response crews had to cut him out of the vehicle, which took hours.

His brother did live through the crash, though his injuries were serious. He was rushed over to Navicent Health.

Though he was not involved in the wreck, reports did indicate that the father of the two young men was driving right ahead of them. He watched the deadly crash in his rear-view mirror.

It's devastating when family members are killed in car accidents or hospitalized with serious injuries. As the family works to get through this tough time, the last thing they need is overwhelming medical bills and funeral costs, which is why it's important for them to know their rights to financial compensation.

Source: The Telegraph, "Teen killed in crash was on the way to his aunt's funeral," Laura Corley, Jan. 08, 2018

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