Grandmother, grandson among three killed in crash

- Troopers say three people died in a crash on Colonial Drive on Saturday.

Sgt. Kim Montes says a man driving a BMW west on Colonial Drive drove aggressively before he lost control, went into the median, and flipped over onto a truck.

Sgt. Montes says the man driving the BMW died, along with the woman driving the truck.

She said three other people were in the truck, including a teen who died after being rushed to the hospital.

Montes said the two other passengers from the truck are now at the hospital -- one in critical condition, the other in serious condition.

News of the crash is sending shock waves through the small Orange County town of Christmas.

It hasn't really set in for Renee Hart. "It's going to take a long, Long time to adjust to this," she explained.

Two of her neighbors, whom she considers family, were killed in the crash. This includes 13-year-old Dylon McCormick, who she describes as "one of the most charismatic and one of the most stunning young men."

His 69-year-old grandmother, "Nana" Linda McCormick, was also killed. Hart said that the only side of Linda you ever saw "was this amazing, incredible angel."

But now, they are never coming home.

"Linda was a second mom," Hart explained. "She was helping me plan my wedding."  

Hart also said Linda and Dylon were very active at the Christmas Church of God, where she said Linda sang in the choir and Dylon was an usher. They had a special service honoring them, and remembered them on the marquee out front.

"Right now, he should be at that church holding the door open for everybody," Hart said. "But he's not."

As mentioned before, two victims remain in the hospital. "We're asking for prayers for them," Hart said earnestly. "That they'll recover."

Hart said she hopes this tragedy serves as a learning point. "These are people's families on the roads," Hart explained. "Drive carefully."

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