Two Children Killed, Three Injured in Vehicle Crash in Clayton County, Georgia
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – Two children were tragically killed and three others were injured February 3 in a vehicle crash in Clayton County, Georgia, according to an online news report from ajc.com. The children's grandfather was also killed in the crash, and a woman was seriously injured. The cause of the accident is still not known.*
At about 3 a.m. on February 3, 52-year-old Cedric Reid was driving a van west on Interstate 285 in Clayton County. Reid and several members of his family were reportedly on their way home from a family cookout. Near Old Dixie Road and the Interstate 75 interchange, the van somehow crashed into a concrete barrier on the interstate.
It is not clear at this time how the crash happened, and the nature of the crash has not been reported. It does not appear that any other vehicles were involved, but this information has not been confirmed.
Cedric Reid and his two young granddaughters, ages 8 and 4, lost their lives in the collision. Reid’s wife, Lisa Reid, and their three nieces, ages 10 to 15, were seriously injured. The three children were transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Their current conditions are not known. Lisa Reid was reportedly treated and released from a local hospital.
Cedric Reid’s sister, Linda Lindo, said the family is devastated by this sudden, immense loss. She described her brother as a proud grandfather and loving person.
“We’re trying to put the pieces together,” Lindo said. “[He] was the type of person who used to bring strays home as a little boy. He loved everything … He loved life. He loved those grandkids. He loved those babies. He loved them all.”
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