FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - It has been a year since a car crash in south Fulton County claimed the lives of four teens. Tuesday, family, and friends gathered to remember
Police said five friends were driving together a year ago Tuesday when they ran a red light and slammed into a tractor-trailer. Only one of the teens survived.
Tuesday, the teens' mothers joined with members of the community to remember the young lives lost. It was a celebration of life in honor. Not only were family and friends out there but so were members of the community including police as well as emergency personnel.
Four white doves were released representing the four lives lost a year ago.
It happened at Campbellton Fairburn and Butner roads as the mothers of the four teens killed in that accident gathered with the community not to say goodbye but to celebrate their children’s’ lives.
Isaiah Gregory, Octavious Rhodes, Ke'ariy Lopez and Cameron Jones, all 16, died on April 24, 2017, when authorities said Jones, the driver, ran a red light and hit a tractor-trailer.
The collision killed four of the five teens in that Lincoln Navigator.
While it’s been a year, those who came out wanted to make sure the boys knew they had not been forgotten. They brought crosses, flowers, and balloons.
Friends and family members were not alone in the celebration of life.
South Fulton County firefighters along with police officers helped to direct traffic and lent whatever support they could.
Many of the officers and emergency personnel who came out Tuesday actually worked the car accident a year ago.