The Foxworth family of metro Atlanta (Credit: GoFundMe)

Friends, family remember metro Atlanta parents killed in Arizona crash

Friends and relatives are raising money to bring home the remains of a metro Atlanta couple after an auto crash near the Grand Canyon earlier this month killed them and seriously injured their two adult children. 

According to an Arizona media report, the Foxworths were traveling near Meadview, Ariz., on Aug. 2 when they hit the rear axles of an empty gas tanker truck, causing the rear of the trailer to hit the guard rail. 

Both the driver, Karen Fran Foxworth, 60, and her husband, Charles Kerry Foxworth, 59, of Conyers, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to the report.

Their children, Laura Elizabeth Foxworth, 19, and Charles Kerry Foxworth, 23, of McDonough, survived but sustained serious injuries and were flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for treatment. 

The truck driver, 56-year-old Cory Schober of Phoenix, sustained minor injuries. 

The Foxworth family's car crashed in Arizona on Aug. 2. (Credit: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)

According to a GoFundMe page set up by friends of the family, the Foxworths were on a “whirlwind” vacation before Laura’s planned return to school at the University of Alabama. Laura Foxworth was treated and released from the hospital, but her brother’s injuries are more severe, according to the charity page. 

According to his LinkedIn profile, Kerry Foxworth was plant financial manager at Bimbo Bakeries in DeKalb County. 

“Kerry had worked so hard over the past several months to become debt free in retirement so that he and Fran could enjoy their time together and travel and tragically that dream has ended for them,” friends Tena Leverett and Angie Bell wrote on the GoFundMe page. 

Friends are raising money to offset the “enormous amount of costs associated with bringing Fran and Kerry home to Georgia so that their extended family and friends can say goodbye and celebrate their life.” 

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