A 7-year-old girl from Marietta and her parents were killed in a single-car crash in east Georgia, just one week before Father’s Day.
The deadly wreck occurred June 11 in Taliaferro County on Interstate 20, according to a Georgia State Patrol crash report. The family’s Chevy Malibu left the roadway close to mile marker 149 near the Crawfordville/Sparta exit around 3:30 p.m., colliding with a tree head-on before bursting into flames. All three passengers in the car were killed.
The family of three were from Cobb County and identified in the report as Chanece Samuel, 36, John Parker, 29, and their 7-year-old daughter Bryanna Brewster.
Nora George told WSB-TV her son, Parker, was attending Kennesaw State University and hoped to finish his general contractor’s licenses at Georgia State University in the fall before his untimely death. She said Parker and Samuel had been engaged for three years, with Samuel expected to return to college in the spring.
The Georgia State Patrol report indicated Samuel was behind the wheel at the time of the crash when she lost control of the car. No other vehicles were involved.
Parker’s memorial service will be held in Augusta on June 25, while another memorial will be held for Samuel and Brewster in Atlanta, the news station reported.