Newborn man killed in car wreck
Man was taking sons to see Santa Claus in Athens
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.”