3 young Georgia brothers killed in crash while riding in car with their parents

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The Columbus community is mourning three young Georgia brothers who were killed in a crash in Oklahoma last weekend.

Izayiah, Ja’Quan, and Messiah Brittford were riding in a truck with their parents in Le Flore County around 9 a.m. on Oct. 19 when the truck crashed, killing all three boys, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

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The boys were 9, 8 and 6 years old and they all attended Dorothy Height Elementary School, according to the newspaper.

The boys’ parents were taken to the hospital and were stable, according to WTVM.

The boys’ aunt, Aisha Holt, has set up a GoFundMe account to help raise money for their funeral, which is Nov. 5 in Eutaw, Alabama.


“There aren’t words to describe the vast emptiness that there will be now with them absent,” Holt wrote.

The GoFundMe has raised $6,000 of the family’s $30,000 goal.

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The cause of the crash is still under investigation. It’s unclear why the family was in Oklahoma.

WTVM reports that no one in the truck was wearing a seatbelt.