Alivia Mynes, 18, and her father Chris died in a four-vehicle accident in Canton on Thursday, according to MPs.
CANTON, Ga. — One of the people killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash in Cherokee County was a former local Creekview High School volleyball player, the team said in a social media post. Alivia Mynes, 18, and her father Chris died in a four-vehicle accident in Canton on Thursday, according to MPs.
According to a Creekview High Volleyball Facebook post, Alivia said she is a past volleyball standout for her school and for 575, a volleyball program club that serves Cherokee and several other Georgia counties. She then attended Bryan College in Tennessee, where she had reportedly just finished her freshman season.
According to the Post, Alivia had come home from school for Thanksgiving. Her college president, Dr. Douglas Mann shared the tragic news with the students.
“Our prayers and support are with the family at this unimaginably difficult time,” the statement said. “The Office of Student Life will update the Bryan Community on funeral arrangements and support as details become available.”
The college website shows Alivia’s position on the volleyball team as a middle blocker; she studied business administration.
575 Volleyball described Chris as a wonderful husband and father and Alivia as a great teammate, friend and sister who played for her club for five seasons before going to college.
“She has shone so brightly there and only a newcomer had such an amazing future ahead of her,” the Facebook post reads. “Today is just heartbreaking for every member of our club family.”
Alivia’s mother and sister were also injured in the accident but survived. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, they made their way to the scene around 11:30 a.m. Thursday on Knox Bridge Highway near Scott Hudgens Drive in Canton. An F-150 truck traveling east crossed the center line and collided with a Nissan Armada, the vehicle the Mynes family was traveling in. The 24-year-old truck driver was also taken to the hospital. MPs said two other cars were involved in the accident; No other injuries were reported.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.