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ALBANY (WALB) - The lives of three young Albany men came to a tragic end Monday on a slippery Florida road.

20-year-olds Jonathan Newberry and Roc Greene, and 19-year-old Jevontay Jordan were victims of a head on collision with an ambulance on Highway 71 in Marianna.

"I still can't believe that he's gone," said Jevontay Jordan's sister, Tammerya Hooks.

Jordan's family, like that of the other victims, was in mourning Tuesday afternoon. Jordan's two best friends and brother-in-law were taking him to Pensacola where he was stationed just a few weeks after graduating from basic training in Texas.

The young airman was behind the wheel of the Toyota sedan that authorities say crossed the center line and struck the ambulance.

"On this past weekend, Jevontay graced us with his presence. We all had a wonderful time. Sadly, we lost him yesterday," said James Jordan speaking on his nephew's loss.

"I don't feel that I said enough this time before he left. But he knows how I feel. And I know he's watching over me and his family," said Jordan's mother Daphane.

Sadly, Jordan also leaves behind his high school sweetheart who learned just a few months ago she was expecting their child.

"He was so excited about becoming a father," Sharia Primus.

Jariya, a mixture of their names, is due in December.

"When it comes to that day when she says where's daddy? Ill tell her he's watching over you in Heaven and one day y'all can meet again," said Primus, who met Jordan at Merry Acres Middle School.

"She'll have a lot of love and support from everyone. That's the piece of him that's not gone," she said.

Three families all dealing with the same traumatic loss of life of those who had so much ahead of them.

"My heart goes out to the other families," Daphane Jordan said.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled Thursday in memory of Johnathan Newberry. It will be the campus of Albany State University where he was a student. 

Jordan's brother-in-law Shelton Green, underwent surgery Monday after injuring his hip. He remains hospitalized  in Florida.

Rock Green died Tuesday morning at a Dothan Hospital.

The two EMT's in the ambulance are hospitalized with serious injures.

Troopers aren't sure what caused the Jordan to cross the center line.