Community erects memorial at spot where the Thomson teens died

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Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- On the corner of Thomson Bypass and White Oak Lane, you'll find signs of love and support from a tight-knit community.

Three small crosses and one big cross sit in the spot where the crash happened.

12-year-old Bella Dinger and 14-year-old Bostyn Dinger died at the scene and 16-year-old Bryson Dinger passed away the next morning in the hospital.

Their mother, Tasha Daniel is now in serious condition at Doctors Hospital. Family tells News 12 she is slowly waking up, but in a lot of pain.

Each cross has the teen's name written across it with flowers laid in front to pay respects to the Thomson teens.

There are also black and gold balloons, which represent the school colors. Bella was a student at Thomson Middle and Bostyn and Bryson were students at Thomson High.

The deadly accident happened on Thursday morning. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the family was driving north on Thomson Bypass when he failed to yield while turning left. At the same time, the tractor-trailer was traveling south when the impact occurred.

The accident has devastated the community. Today, people stopped the memorial site just to pray.

They say they are blown away by the support the community continues to show.