COVINGTON, Ga. -- Authorities have identified the victims of a crash that left three people, including two children, dead in Newton County.
According to Georgia State Patrol, 37-year-old Sammie Lee Sawyer Almore Jr., his son 9-year-old Daysean Mark Green, and his grandson, 6-month-old Malcolm Christian Worthey, were killed when the 1999 BMW they were in crashed into a school bus on Highway 162 on Monday.
Dessie May Christian, 39, and her daughter, 7-year-old Sashie Green-Almore, were injured in the crash. Christian was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center, while the child was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
According to neighbor Phillip Gerard, the family moved to Covington from Florida a couple of years ago.
“You lost three generations in one car accident,” Gerard said.
Gerard lives across the street from the family. Like most days, he'd just spoken to Almore Monday morning.
“Every day, we called each other old man,” he said. “Just laughing and joke...Definitely a clown. Always try to make you laugh.”
Gerard says he’s shuffled back and forth between Atlanta Medical and Egleston on Tuesday, spending time with Almore and Christian’s oldest children.
“They are holding strong for the young people to go through what they’ve just been through,” he said.
Gerard even had to break the tragic news.
“I got a phone call from someone checking on me,” he said. “In the process of that call, I see the police pulling up to the house. Highway Patrol doesn't ride in a white SUV. It didn't seem right.”
GSP said no one in the car was buckled in when the crash happened.
Christian is listed in fair condition at Atlanta Medical. There has been no word on the child’s condition. Gerard has set up a GoFundMe account to help the family.