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A GoFundMe campaign to support the family of Willis Callwood has raised more than two-thirds of its goal in just a couple of days. Callwood died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision Wednesday.

A GoFundMe campaign to help the family of a Woodstock man killed in a motor vehicle collision Wednesday has raised nearly $25,000 in just a couple of days.

Willis Llewelyn Callwood, Jr., age 37 from Woodstock, died Wednesday morning following a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 75. To help support Callwood’s family, Gabriel Iskhakov created a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $30,000. As of Monday afternoon, the campaign has raised $24,142 from 57 donors.

“Please let us remember our friend, family and co-worker Willis Callwood. He left this earth tragically at only 37 years old this past Wednesday, July 21st. If you would like to show your support to his family, please feel free to give here. He will be forever in our hearts and his family and friends in our prayers,” the campaign’s description read.

Callwood died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 75 early Wednesday morning. According to Cobb County police, a 2010 Chevrolet Express van was traveling north on the interstate when it suffered a flat tire at around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. As the van attempted to exit onto the right shoulder of the highway, it was struck in the rear by a 2008 Ford F-150. Shortly after the two vehicles came to a stop, Callwood’s 2006 Toyota Scion collided with the Ford. Callwood was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta where he was pronounced dead from injuries he sustained in the crash.

To donate to the campaign for Callwood’s family, visit https://gf.me/v/c/3y45/our-friend-willis.

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