Family of Moultrie Road fatal wreck speak out

Family of Moultrie Road fatal wreck
Published: Jul. 24, 2018 at 9:57 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2018 at 4:47 AM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A fatal accident Saturday night on Moultrie Road left two people dead.

Ulysses Brown, 90, and Omar Contreras, 11, were both killed in the wreck.

Their families are in mourning, devastated by their sudden deaths.

Cassandra Hernandez, Omar's sister, said her family is trying to hold it together for her other two siblings still in the hospital. Speaking about losing her brother, she said just brings them more pain.

"Everybody loved him. No one really had any reason not to like him because he was a really sweet kid," said Hernandez. "A lot of kids are like wild and rambunctious and just crazy, but Omar wasn't like that," Hernandez said.

Omar was in the back seat of the car when they were struck by another vehicle traveling the opposite direction on Moultrie Road.

Police said Brown drifted into their lane, hitting them head-on, causing their car to flip over.

Hernandez replayed the moment that she found out.

"My dad text me, I was actually at a hospital with a friend in Texas. And he text me and say, said they got in an accident, and I just called him right away, and he was crying on the phone, and I've never heard my dad cry ever, so I knew something was wrong," explained Hernandez.

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler pronounced Brown dead at the scene.

Omar died at the hospital.

"I've been trying to be strong for my dad, and my little sister and everyone around me but when I actually get to thinking about it, and my little brother, I just I don't know how to feel," said Hernandez.

Also in the car were her two siblings, Jose and Natalie.

Police said Sunday they were in critical condition at the hospital in Macon.

"Those two, they are not really awake and responsive yet. We are still hoping to get something out of either one of them," Hernandez said.

She said being hopeful for them, doesn't block the pain they feel from losing Omar.

"When we talk about Omar the energy in the room lowers. It's like we are all acting tough for each other when really we know we are sensitive to the topic," said Hernandez.

Dougherty County Police said this investigation is closed, stating the initial cause of the accident is due to Brown driving into their lane.

There will be no charges.

The family has also set up a GoFundMe Page to help with the funeral and medical expenses.

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