Marietta family of 3 killed in fiery east Georgia single-vehicle crash

Chanece Samuel, John Parker and their 7-year-old Bryanna Brewster died in a crash on I-20 in east Georgia on June 11, 2022. (Family photos provided to Channel 2 Action News)

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Chanece Samuel, John Parker and their 7-year-old Bryanna Brewster died in a crash on I-20 in east Georgia on June 11, 2022. (Family photos provided to Channel 2 Action News)

A family of three from Marietta, including their 7-year-old daughter, were killed in a car crash in east Georgia last week.

They were traveling in a Chevrolet Malibu along I-20 in Taliaferro County on June 11 when the car left the road near the Crawfordville/Sparta exit around 3:30 p.m., according to the Georgia State Patrol. The Chevy hit a tree head-on and burst into flames.

All three occupants of the vehicle died, authorities said. They were identified as 36-year-old Chanece Samuel, 29-year-old John Parker and their 7-year-old Bryanna Brewster.

Samuel was driving at the time of the wreck, according to an accident report.

Parker’s family told Channel 2 Action News the 29-year-old had a brutal honesty and a way of making friends wherever he went.

His mother, Nora George, told the news station her son and Samuel had been engaged for three years and described Brewster as a “head-strong little girl” who was also a daddy’s girl.

“She loved to ride her bike and scooter and travel with her mom and dad,” George told the news station.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.