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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

MITCHELL COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A seven-year-old boy was killed Saturday afternoon in a head-on collision in Mitchell County. Two others, including the victim's father, were hurt when a pickup truck slammed into a car on Old Highway 19.

The family knew something wasn't right when they rushed to the road block at Old Highway 19 near  Ledbetter Road around 6:00 Saturday evening.

State Troopers say James Roberts was driving in a white GMC truck when he ran off the shoulder, over-corrected and hit a gray Ford Focus The truck flipped. Roberts' seven-year-old son died on the scene. Neither were wearing their seat belts.

After she heard the news, rescue crews tended to the mom and took her to the hospital. Vennita Reese lives near the curve where the two cars collided.

"It's truly heartbreaking and my heart truly goes out to the family members," said Reese.

She drives that sharp curve several times a week, but Reese says people who aren't familiar with the curve just don't know how easy it is to lose control, especially when they're speeding or not paying attention.

"It's 45 but they need to bring it down to 25 especially around that curve," Reese said.  

Reese lost a friend on this same road and a sister in a car wreck.

"I'm praying for them and hope everything turns out for the better," Reese added.

The father, James Roberts, is in serious condition at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Ford Focus - Eddie Mae Ross survived the crash. She was the only one wearing a seat belt. Charges may be pending in this investigation.

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