New­born man killed in car wreck

Man was tak­ing sons to see Santa Claus in Athens

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New­born res­i­dent Christo­pher Tyler Evans, 37, was re­port­edly killed in a car ac­ci­dent Mon­day while tak­ing his chil­dren to see Santa Claus in Athens.

Ac­cord­ing to ar­ti­cle by the Athens Ban­ner-Her­ald, Evans was killed when the car he was rid­ing in turned into the path of an on­com­ing Jeep, which struck the car and killed Evans.

The driver of the Jeep was a 16-year-old Oconee County High School stu­dent who was leav­ing a vol­un­teer ac­tiv­ity and head­ing to his job at a nurs­ing home, ac­cord­ing to the Ban­ner-Her­ald.

Evans’ wife, who was driv­ing the car, and his two sons were treated at Athens Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter and re­leased Mon­day night, the Ban­ner-Her­ald re­ported. The teen re­port­edly suf­fered only mi­nor in­juries.

The Ban­ner-Her­ald re­ported that Evans’ two sons, 5 and 7, have up­com­ing birthdays later in De­cem­ber.

“This is a story that just got sad­der,” Athens-Clarke po­lice Lt. Don Eckert told the Ban­ner-Her­ald. “It was a tough ac­ci­dent to work.”

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