A motherís worst nightmare came into fruition as she sat in the audience of her 17 year old sonís graduation only to be pulled away from the ceremony to hear devastating news. Her two sons, 17 year old Deonta and 24 year old Anthony had been in a fatal car accident on their way to the ceremony.
Sandra Williams McGlone, and a host of other family members, were waiting to see her son Deonta Whitaker walk across the stage at his Bertie High School graduation to get his diploma, but instead she was told of the tragedy.
ďI just canít describe it. Itís unbelievable. Itís like itís a dream that I want to wake up from,Ē said Williams-McGlone.
The family is devastated by this tragic news. Deontaís aunt, Tamare Cherry told WBTW News 13, ďThis is such a difficult time for us. It was just devastating. Our minds were all over the place.Ē
Highway Patrol troopers said that the older brother Anthony was driving the younger brother Deonta to the high school graduation ceremony when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into trees on the road they were traveling. It is suspected that both young men died on impact.
The mother, Williams-McGlone stated that Deonta was headed to Elizabeth City State University and he was a scholar. He received numerous scholarships to attend the University.
The oldest son Anthony was a graduate of Bertie County High School and was employed by UTI Global.Logistic as a Technician. He leaves behind a 3 year old daughter.
Deontaís best friend accepted his high school diploma on behalf of Deonta and his family.
The brotherís funerals will be held at the very same high school they were headed to. They will be laid to rest in Ahoskie, N.C.
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