High School Football Player Shattered By The Loss of Mother, Father, And Sister in A Fatal Car Accident in Georgia

Last updated Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

In a heartbreaking incident, the parents, and sister of a young school football player were killed in a fatal car accident in Georgia.

The horrific accident took place while the three members of the Jakes family of Columbus, Georgia were returning home from a high school football game in Thomasville. 

According to Georgia police officials, Byron, 45, and Katrina Jakes, 43, along with their daughter, Kamryn, 10, were killed in a head-on collision after another vehicle crossed into their lane.

Braylon, the son, was likely saved as he took the school bus with his teammates after the game.

It breaks our hearts to hear the boy’s grandmother say, “It’s hard to bury a child, but I just can’t fathom and imagine having to bury the whole family…practically the whole family.”

Our deepest condolences go out to Braylon, his elder brother Brian and their grandmother, Jacqueline Jakes as they begin rebuilding a life after the catastrophic and entirely preventable fatal car accident in Georgia.

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Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia are seeing a disturbing rise

The NHTSA notified 9,560 traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2022. This indicates an undesirable 7% spike over the 8,935 losses of precious human lives estimated in 2021. Mirroring the national trends, Georgia has seen an overall rise in traffic fatalities.

According to experts and authorities, almost all car accidents stem from three primary factors – speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving. Together, these factors contribute to the phenomenon of Unsafe Driving Practices

It is crucial to be aware of and avoid these practices for both your own and other people’s safety:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while distracted – NEVER engage in texting, talking on the phone, listening to music, etc while driving
  • Overspeeding

Additionally, it is paramount that ALL the passengers wear seatbelts – a staggering 59% of those who died in fatal car accidents, did not wear a seatbelt or were inadequately restrained.

The rising number of accidents and resulting deaths have to be addressed urgently at the federal, state, and local levels.

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