Hahira community helping victim's family

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 13, 2018

HAHIRA, Ga. (WCTV) -- On Tuesday, the funeral for 48-year-old Dexter Brown, who died in last week's collision between a truck and a train at a railroad crossing, was held in his hometown of Barnwell, South Carolina.

The Hahira is still reeling from the crash, and on Tuesday, began to honor the father of seven with a memorial next to the tracks.

Complete strangers to Brown are now looking for wasy to help.

"We told the family we didn't want them to always remember Hahira as the place where daddy died, but rather where a community came together to support them," said Tim Coombs, a Hahira resident.

Coombs has been in contact with Brown's sister, who says she's overwhelmed with the love and support that the family is receiving.

The community is working on a fundraiser to help Brown's children.