JEFFERSON, Ga. - A horrific accident in Jackson County claimed the lives of two teenage brothers.
It happened Wednesday night at the intersection of State Route 11 and Old Pendergrass Road.
William Trimble and his 15-year-old brother, Alex, were coming home after celebrating William's birthday at a nearby restaurant. William had just turned 18 years old.
Investigators said the brothers failed to yield at the intersection and were hit by a truck.
Both brothers were band members at Jefferson High School. William was the band's drum line captain.
Fundraisers are being held throughout the community.
Stacy Halstead, the mother of Tripp Halstead, has set up “A Ride to Give” account for the family. Click on this link for more information: http://fnd.us/c/714gd7/sh/61Edl0