DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Two teenagers were killed and another teen was badly injured in a crash on Monday night on Interstate 675, according to the DeKalb County Police Department.
DKCPD says its officers responded to the crash at 11:05 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a single vehicle that had left the road and collided with several trees.
A 17-year-old male and 12-year-old male were deceased at the scene. A 14-year-old male was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The crash is still under investigation, according to the police department.
The deceased victims have been identified as brothers Cameron (Cam) Bryce Huff, 17, and Gabriel (Gabe) James Gay (12), by family members. The surviving victim has been identified as Gabe's brother, 14-year-old Buddha Travis (TJ) Washington Isaac.
Cameron Huff, Gabirle Gay, and Buddha Issac are seen with their sibling. (Supplied)
A family member told FOX 5 Atlanta on Thursday afternoon that TJ just got out of a second surgery on his skull to help relieve pressure. A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with funeral and medical expenses.
The Douglas County School System also released a statement about the brothers who were killed:
"The Douglas County School System is heartbroken by the loss of two of our young scholars. Gabriel was a brilliant and cherished student with unlimited potential. Cameron was a beloved classmate and talented athlete who also shared a limitless future.
"Our hearts and thoughts are with the family as they cope with this tremendous loss.
"The safety and well-being of our students and staff will always be a priority for our school system. With this in mind, both schools have had additional resources on campus. As part of our district protocol, our Crisis Response Team is providing support and reassurance to anyone needing help. Together, they form a highly trained network of counselors, school psychologists, social workers, and school administrators. They have been working diligently to support our school community.
"During this difficult time, we need each other more than ever. The Board of Education and I will always keep the family in our prayers. Both students leave a lasting mark on the Douglas County School System. The brothers will always be remembered as a bright, positive light in our school community.
"This loss is unfathomable, but one thing is certain: The love, support, and solidarity of the Douglas County School System family is unending and will forever surround this family.
With deepest sympathy,
Superintendent Trent North
Douglas County School System"
The victims have not been identified by law enforcement at this time, and it is unknown what led to the crash.