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Published on May 27, 2024
5-Year-Old Boy, Sole Survivor of I-75 Crash, Leaves Hospital as 2 Children Seriously Injured in Separate Cobb County CollisionSource: GoFundMe

A 5-year-old boy, the sole survivor of a devastating crash that claimed his family, is now out of the hospital. According to FOX 5 Atlanta, young Noah Mason was released from medical care last Friday and is in the hands of relatives, who say he's "surrounded by love." The tragic crash occurred on May 19 on Interstate 75, taking the lives of Noah's parents and siblings.

Meanwhile, Cobb County is reeling from another roadway tragedy. Two children were seriously injured in a crash between a van and an SUV, as reported by WSBTV. The adults and four children inside the SUV plunged into chaos upon impact at the intersection of Austell Road and Pat Mell Road, with two passengers sustaining severe injuries.

Noah's journey back to health comes after losing his parents, 43-year-old Dakarai Mason and 35-year-old Erin Mason, and his brothers, 14-year-old Brandon Crawford, and 6-year-old Titus Mason, in the previous week's collision. The GoFundMe page set up for Noah quotes his grandmother expressing eternal gratefulness for the support they've received, saying, "We will forever be grateful. God Bless you all," according to FOX 5 Atlanta.

In the Bartow County incident, which also claimed the life of 21-year-old Aimee Odom, a Celebration of Life service was held in her honor. Odom's friend, Alexis Raines, shared with FOX 5 Atlanta their plan to plant a tree for Odom in a beloved park, saying, "So, whenever we go, we can always think about her and have a place." Although Odom's life was cut short en route to a graduation party, the community seeks to preserve her memory through this living tribute.

The specifics of the Cobb County crash are still under review by local authorities, who have yet to release the identities of the injured. Anyone possessing information about the incident is urged to contact Cobb County Police. As families in both counties mourn and seek solace, investigations continue in hopes of uncovering the causes behind these tragic events.