PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) - A deadly car accident in Prichard Sunday, June 17 claimed the lives of a 17-year-old and his 12-year-old sister.
The family told FOX10 News their mother was driving the car and is in serious condition at USA Medical Center.
The family of Ty'vone Millender, 17, and Timberley Jones 12, said their loved ones had a bright future, and the family is devastated their lives ended so soon.
"Honest, loveable. Her birthday was last Friday. She had just turned 12-years-old. And Tyvone, his birthday would have been Saturday, and he was turning 18-years-old," said family members.
Two teddy bears mark near Telegraph and Bay Bridge roads where Jones and Millender lost their lives. Prichard officials have not released the details of the fatal car crash only confirming the crash involved two cars and the victims were pronounced dead on the scene.
The family said their mother Melvinia English is recovering and grieving at the same time.
"She's having a hard time dealing with it because she feels, you know, her heart is just hurting because both of her kids are gone. You don't know how it feels to lose just one, but then you lose two at the same time. And it's just a horrible experience," said the victims' aunt, Lyteria Woods.
Executive Director of The Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama Mary Zoghby said both of the siblings were actively involved in the club.
"We will certainly keep them in our thoughts and prayers. It's hard when you lose children that are actively involved in things and really doing things that are positive for themselves and for the community," said Zoghby.
As the family mourns the loss of their children, they have a message for others.
"Not to take life for granted. Don't hold any malice or any hate in your heart because you never know when it will be the last time you see your loved one," said Wood.
If you would like to help the families bury their two children the family asks you call Michael Howard at 251-209-5756.
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