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3 brothers killed in Paulding County wreck were just 12, 15 and 21 years old

GSP officials said the driver of a BMW was traveling south on Dallas Nebo Road when it overcorrected navigating a curve.

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — A young man and two boys lost their lives in a tragic car accident Monday night in Paulding County.

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) was called to the crash on Dallas Nebo Road at Westwick Place at around 8:50 p.m., they said. 

Following an investigation, GSP officials said the driver of a BMW was traveling south on Dallas Nebo Road when it overcorrected while navigating a curve.

The vehicle crossed the center line and was struck on the passenger side by a pick-up truck, the GSP report said. 

The driver of the BMW, 21-year-old Edgar Manrique Mendoza and the passengers, Kevin Mendoza, 15, and Melvin Espinal, 12, were deceased at the scene due to injuries from the crash, the GSP said. 

Credit: Paulding County Fire Department

All three victims, who were brothers, according to family, were residents of Douglasville, Ga. 

Family launched a GoFundMe campaign with the hopes that they will be able to hold a proper funeral and have family from Honduras fly here for the services.