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Brothers in South Georgia wreck laid to rest
Both were Gainesville High School graduates
Jose A. Robles Vera

Funeral services were held in South Georgia Monday for two brothers, both Gainesville High School graduates, killed in a Thursday wreck.

Jose A. Robles Vera, 22, and Pedro J. Robles Vera, 24, died when their Isuzu Trooper SUV drifted into oncoming traffic and hit a pickup truck.

The wreck, which also killed three other people, took place on Ga. 144 near the Tattnall and Long County line, said Gordy Wright, spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol.

The Vera brothers were living in Glennville, west of Savannah, according to Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home in Glennville.

Jose Robles Vera was driving the SUV, which, witnesses later told police, drifted into the lane of an approaching Chevrolet pickup, driven by a woman traveling with her three young grandchildren.

The state patrol didn't have any further information Monday on what may have caused Jose Robles Vera to stray from his lane.

Wright said it appeared both drivers tried to swerve out of the way but ended up turning head-on into each other.

"One tried to take evasive action after seeing the Isuzu in her lane," Wright said. "She goes left trying to avoid it about the same time the other driver realizes here comes a truck. And they're both back in the same lane in a head-on."

Also killed were the driver of the pickup truck, Janice McCurdy, 66, of Glennville; and Mollie McCurdy, 7, and Spencer McCurdy, 2, both of Townsend.

Turner McCurdy, 9, of Townsend, survived the crash and was taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

Hospital officials, citing privacy issues concerning children, wouldn't provide any information about his condition. Wright also didn't have any further details.

Blood samples taken from both drivers showed no evidence that either was intoxicated, Wright said.

Merrianne Dyer, Gainesville city schools' superintendent, confirmed Monday that Jose Robles Vera graduated from Gainesville High in 2007 and Pedro Robles Vera graduated in 2005.

The funeral for both men was held at Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home.

Jose Robles Vera was a diesel mechanic and Pedro Robles Vera was a student at Coastal College of Georgia, according to the funeral home.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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