Windsor, NC — What was supposed to be a happy day turned into a nightmare for Sandra Williams-McGlone, whose two sons were killed on their way to the younger boy’s graduation.
Sandra Williams-McGlone was waiting in the audience to see her 17-year-old son, Deonta Whitaker, receive his high school diploma Saturday. But, instead of cheering on her son as he walked across the stage, Williams and her family members were pulled aside and told that Whitaker and his 24-year-old brother, Anthony, had been killed in a car accident on their way to Bertie High School.
“I just can’t describe it. It’s unbelievable. It’s like it’s a dream that I want to wake up from,” Williams-McGlone said.
Deonta Whitaker’s godmother and aunt, Tamare Cherry said, “This is such a difficult time, for us. It was just devastating yesterday. Our minds were all over the place.”
Highway Patrol said that they were called to the scene of the accident after 11 am. Troopers said that Anthony Whitaker was driving his younger brother to his graduation when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a couple of trees.
“Did they survive this to know what happened and then they died, or do they not know what happen,” said Williams-McGlone.
Anthony Whitaker, who graduated from Bertie High, worked as a technician at UTI Global Logistic. He leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter.
Deonta Whitaker was heading to Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina later this month.
A funeral will be held for the brothers at Bertie High school at 11 am Saturday, June 15. The day after the brothers’ death, the Bertie County High School Alumni Association honored one of Deonta Whitaker’s many scholarships by donating the money to his family to help pay for funeral arrangements.
We here at The Inquisitr extend our condolences the family of Deonta and Anthony Whitaker.