Two Westmoreland brothers were involved in a three-car accident on I-65 Thursday, killing one of them and seriously injuring the other.
Ethan and Christopher Jones, both students at Westmoreland High School, were headed home from a church camp when the accident occurred, the Tennessean reports. Ethan, age 18, was driving the Ford Taurus they rode in. The vehicle crossed the grass median for unknown reasons and struck oncoming traffic.
Christopher, age 17, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was killed. Ethan was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center and underwent surgery. Vanderbilt reps said that he was in stable condition as of Tuesday morning.
Five other individuals were injured in the accident, which involved two other vehicles.
Family told the Tennessean that the brothers had been raised by a grandmother until 2011, after their mother died when Chris was two months old. Westmoreland pastor Bary Ray, the boys’ uncle, had become their guardian.
Older brother Ethan graduated from Westmoreland High School this year. He was class president, and had plans to attend Lee University in the fall. Christopher was a rising senior who also had college plans, family reported.