Georgia parents of 5 killed in 3-car crash heading to son’s football game

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia community is mourning the loss of a beloved couple killed in a crash on Friday night.

Kevin and Christain “CeCe” Sims died on the way to their son’s football game for Jackson High School against Upson-Lee High School.

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Georgia State Patrol said a car hit the back of the Sims’ car as they were driving west on Highway 36 in Lamar County. The impact sent them into the eastbound lanes.

A driver collided with them and sent the Sims’ car rotating into a ditch. GSP said that driver’s car went airborne and landed on the highway shoulder.

CeCe Sims died at the scene. Kevin Smith after he was taken to a local hospital.


The couple leaves behind five children. The Jackson Progress-Argus newspaper reported that the Sims were high school sweethearts at Jackson High School.

“We’re all mourning tragic loss of Kevin & Christain Sims; high school sweethearts both raised in Jackson, GA,” friends wrote in a GoFundMe. “KD and Cece were impactful leaders in their families and community. They are survived by their 5 children. Our community is coming together to contribute to the families and future of their legacy.”

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night.


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