A Canton, Georgia father and daughter were killed in a four-vehicle accident on Thanksgiving Day. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Mynes family — Including father Chris, mother Jennifer, and teen daughters Alivia and Sydney — were traveling on Knox Bridge Highway near Scott Hudgens Drive in Canton in a Nissan Armada when a Ford F-150 pickup truck crossed the center line and struck their vehicle. Chris, who was driving, and Alivia, who was sitting in the back seat, were killed in the collision. Jennifer and Sydney were injured and transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. The 24-year-old driver of the pickup truck was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two other vehicles were involved in the crash, but the occupants of those vehicles were uninjured.
Alivia Mynes had been a standout volleyball player for Creekview High School. The 6’2″ middle blocker graduated from Creekview in 2022, and had just completed her first season at Bryan College in Tennessee. She had returned to Canton to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her family. Younger sister, Sydney, currently plays volleyball for Creekview High School. A GoFundMe has been established to support the surviving mother and daughter during this difficult time.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety reported that there were 11 fatalities on roadways around the state between 6 PM on Wednesday, November 23, and midnight on Friday, November 25. At the time of the report, there were still 48 hours left in the holiday travel period, which lasts through the weekend following Thanksgiving. In 2021, there were 20 fatalities statewide during the Thanksgiving holiday, which featured 589 crashes, and 267 injuries.
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