BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a fatal accident that happened on HWY 25 Monday afternoon.
A gray GMC Yukon with four unrestrained passengers was traveling South on US Highway 25 behind a tractor trailer hauling explosive powder. Overstreet was following too closely behind the tractor trailer and hit the back of it. The impact caused the Yukon to overturn and burst into flames.
Several drivers stopped at the scene of the accident to try and get the 2 adults and 2 children out of the car before first responders arrived. Upon arrival, first responders assessed the victims and extinguished the flames.
3-year-old Grayson Overstreet succumbed to injuries sustained from the accident and was pronounced dead on the scene. 30-year-old Davvy Overstreet, the driver, and 28-year-old Amber Overstreet were both taken to Augusta University Medical Center with serious injuries. 4-year-old Davvy Overstreet Jr. was taken to Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro and later life-flighted to AU Medical Center with serious injuries.
The driver of the tractor trailer, 58-year-old Jose Antonio Fernandez Cala was not injured during the crash. Georgia State Patrol -21 Sylvania and GSP SCRT Team F will continue this investigation.
There are no further details at this time.