Douglas County

2 metro Atlanta brothers killed, 1 fighting for his life after crash, family says

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — Two metro Atlanta brothers were killed and another is in critical condition after a crash Monday night, family members said.

Cameron Bryce Huff, 17 and Gabriel James Gay, 12, were killed in the crash and their brother, 14-year-old Travis Isaacs, is in the intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital after suffering a brain injury, family members announced Wednesday.

The boy’s uncle, Bryant Huff, shared a GoFundMe to help with funeral and medical expenses.

Clayton County police confirmed that the crash happened just after 11 p.m. on Interstate 675 southbound near Anvil Block Road where a single car had crashed into several trees.

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Huff was a senior at New Manchester High School, where he played football and ran track. Family members said he was in the process of applying to colleges and was set to graduate in May.

“Gabe was adopted by his mother at the age of 4 and flourished into an intelligent, quick-witted young basketball star,” the family wrote on GoFundMe.

Isaacs, known as “TJ,” is a football player at Langston Hughes High School.

Family members did not say where Gabe attended school, but Factory Shoals Middle School, which is a feeder school for New Manchester, announced the death of a student on Tuesday morning. Channel 2 Action News is working to confirm that Gay is the student who died.

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The family had just come home from burying the boy’s grandmother in Raeford, North Carolina.

The Douglas County School system, where Cameron and Gabe were both students, issued a statement Thursday, writing:

“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.”

Police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

You can donate to help the family HERE.