A couple tragically passed away in a car crash in Maryland, leaving behind their two teen sons. Per a report by the Prince George’s County Police Department, the incident that claimed the lives of Kyle Savage Sr. and Charlene Savage unfolded on Saturday.
“At approx. 2:40 am, a vehicle was traveling on Annapolis Road and for reasons that remain under investigation left the roadway, striking a pole then catching on fire,” they wrote on Twitter. “Two victims were pronounced dead on scene.”
The couple’s identities were confirmed by Charlene’s sister Linda Hunter who told FOX station WTTG that the community has now come together to help support their two sons, Kyle Jr. and Knico. Charlene believes that her late sister and brother-in-law will be happy wherever they are knowing that the community has their children’s back.
“I know they’re smiling because they see the people who are reaching out. Coming out just wanting to support the boys and asking what they can do,” she shared. Their support has immensely helped both the eldest, Kyle Jr., who is prepping to graduate from Dematha Catholic High School, and the youngest, who is set to begin high school in the fall.
“The family’s hurting, but we just need peace that surpasses all understanding because we don’t know how this can be,” she told WRC-TV. Hunter, who last spoke to her sister on Friday, noted that Charlene’s sons “were the world to her.”
“They know the love and support they have behind them. Their strength and the courage through this, even more so than some of the adults in the family, has been amazing,” she added.
On Saturday, DeMatha Catholic High School confirmed the couple’s death and expressed its condolences via a Facebook post. “The Savage family is in our prayers. To Kyle, your DeMatha family is here for you.” it read. Later they applauded “the tremendous outpouring of support” for their student Kyle Jr. and revealed that its counseling center “has been talking with the family.”
A Facebook campaign has also been launched to provide financial support for the two brothers. “The devil took their parents away but the God in us gives us resources to support the 2 left of this Fantastic Four,” reads the description of the page created by Kyle Sr.’s friend Kester Irwin Hanley Cross.
Even the family’s gym has promised to support the couple’s two sons in light of the tragic reality. Meanwhile, a funeral is being planned for the parents as investigators continue to find a cause of the crash and the “circumstances leading up to the collision.”