Portsmouth family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash on I-95 in Georgia

Georgia-Fatal Crash
Georgia-Fatal Crash
Georgia-Fatal Crash
Posted at 7:08 PM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 17:39:24-05

MIDWAY, Ga. - A family of 5, including three children under the age of 13, was killed early Sunday morning on I-95 just south of Savannah, according to authorities.

The family members who passed were identified by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office as 41-year-old Sara Robinson, 37-year-old Nathan Robinson, 12- or 13-year-old Stephen Robins, 13- or 14-year-old Rebecca Robinson and 4- or 5-year-old Alexander "Guy" Robinson.

On Monday, friends and neighbors left flowers, balloons and teddy bears outside the Robinson family home.

"I came home from church and I heard the news, so I raced around the neighborhood to tell everyone. It was so sad," said 10-year-old Levi Abbott.

Abbott was best friends with 12-year-old Stevie. They had known each other for eight years.

"I loved the family. The kids were nice and Mrs. Sara made the best food and Mr. Nate played great songs. It's just so hard," said Levi.

On Sunday, officers received reports of a white Lexus traveling southbound in a northbound lane of I-95, Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Jason Colvin said.

Deputies were headed there when the crash was reported in the Midway area, he said.

Neighbors told News 3 the Robinsons were heading back to Portsmouth from Florida, where they were visiting relatives.

"I just feel so empty. It is such a loss; it feels like a nightmare," said one neighbor.

77-year-old Milton Lee Long, driver of the Lexus, which had Florida license plates, was also killed, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White said.

Midway is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Savannah.

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