Jakes' family killed in car accident on their way home from football game with Carver

Jakes’ family killed in car accident on their way home from football game with Carver

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – Three members of the same Columbus family lost their lives in a car accident Friday night while returning from watching their son’s football game in Thomasville, Georgia…leaving their son behind. 15 years old and several other family members.

Police say Byron, Katrina and his sister, Kamryn Jakes, were on their way home from their son, Braylon’s football game on Friday night when a car crossed their lane causing a head-on collision and the car took over. fire.

News 9 frontman Ashlee Williams spoke with family members who say they put all their trust in God through this grieving process.


“Things went wrong…never, ever planned something like this…never,” said Jacqueline Jakes, Braylon Jakes’ grandmother.

Carver High School sophomore Braylon Jakes played a football game against Thomasville on Friday night. He traveled home by bus with his teammates, but his father, Byron Jakes, 45, his mother Katrina Jakes, 43, and his sister Kamryn Jakes, 10, were tragically killed in a head-on collision on the way to the return. .

Now Braylon finds himself without a mother, father and sister…

“My babies, they were my babies, but I have Braylon to love,” Jacqueline Jakes shared. “I have to be strong for him.”

Braylon’s grandmother, Jacqueline Jakes, said he was trying to keep busy during this tragic time: “Braylon is hanging on right now. He is fine. He is laughing and happy right now. His football team was here yesterday and they had so much fun. He was joking and playing. Right now he’s fine.”

Looking back on the lives lost, family friend Tamika Huff-Johnson remembers Katrina, her best friend and loved ones.

“She was such a sweet, kind person,” Huff-Johnson told us. “She just lights up a room when she walks in. She has that aura around her. She’s just special. Kamryn had that same special glow about her… You couldn’t help but smile. Just great people.. . Byron, the same, straight to the point. You knew how he felt because he was going to tell you straight.”

“It’s hard to bury a child, but I just can’t understand and imagine having to bury the whole family…virtually the whole family,” Jacqueline said in tears.

Katrina Jakes also leaves behind an eldest son, Brian.

If you want to help with the Jakes family’s funeral expenses, you can cash in the $23 Brayj Braylon app.


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