Wrong-Way Driver Kills Family of 5

They were on their way home from a family trip
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2020 4:47 PM CST
Wrong-Way Driver Kills Family of 5
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The Liberty County Sheriff's Office was looking for a white Lexus with Florida tags traveling the wrong way on I-95 in Georgia in the wee hours of Sunday morning. But by the time deputies got to the interstate, it was too late: The Lexus, which was being driven by a 77-year-old man, had crashed head-on into a Nissan Rogue that was carrying a family of five from Virginia. All six people involved in the accident died, NBC News reports. Georgia State Police say all the victims were wearing seatbelts, and they do not believe impairment was a factor, WSAV reports.

The occupants of the Nissan were identified as Sara Robinson, 41, Nathan Robinson, 37, and their three children, who were between about 4 and 14, according to relatives: Stephen, Rebecca, and Alexander. Neighbors tell WAVY the family was coming back from a trip south, and when the neighborhood children heard what had happened, they asked to hold a vigil, which they did Sunday night. "Becca and Miss Sara were always so sweet to us and so loving and so welcoming, so we decided to do something and loving for them," says one. (Another awful recent crash killed a grandma, a mom, and two children on a Disney vacation.)

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