From November to January of each year, thousands of families take to the roadways, traveling to visit family members for the holidays. While traffic can snarl and become frustrating, the most tragic effect of the increased travel is the accidents that ensue, especially during a time that brings families together in celebration. A Thanksgiving crash claimed the lives of two Georgia Southern students, as the Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports.
Jack “Deacon” Harris and Garrett Harris were returning to Georgia Southern University at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday after Thanksgiving.
While driving east on I-16 in a Saturn L200, the brothers were hit by a Toyota Avalon traveling the wrong way down the interstate.
The Saturn became engulfed in flames and the two succumbed to their injuries.
27-year-old Jared Adler of Sandy Springs was the driver of the Toyota. He was also taken to the hospital with injuries.
Jack “Deacon” Harris was a junior at the university. He was from Kennesaw. The brother, Garrett Harris, was a freshman and hailed from Dallas, Georgia.
The brothers had some homework to finish up and wanted to spend time with friends before classes resumed. They left metro Atlanta at night, hoping that the traffic would be better.
Earlier in the evening, the brothers and friends had left NCG Cinemas North Georgia after seeing Thor: Ragnarok.
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