NEWPORT, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Authorities in Cocke Co. have identified the elderly man who was killed along with his grandson in wreck on Highway 25/70 East Monday evening. Charles McMahan and his 6 year-old grandson Dylan Sisk died when the car they were riding in was rear-ended by an SUV and ricocheted into a tree.
Police added that the driver of the SUV, William Stokely, says he doesn't remember anything about the crash. Charges are pending against him.
A couple of people who live near the crash scene are pitching in to help. They are hosting a fundraiser to help out the victim's families. It will be Saturday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. at 1650 East Highway 25/70.
According to authorities, a woman was pulling into her driveway when an SUV slammed into the rear of her car. The car then hit a tree.
She survived with minor injuries, but her father and the 6-year-old child died on impact. The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries.
"He was a precious little boy. He loved everyone. He called me Mimi all the time," said Euvena who lives next door.
She told Local 8 News she heard the loud bang but didn't expect to see such a heart-wrenching scene outside her front lawn.
"I didn't know it was my next door neighbor until I saw her get out of the car," she said. "It's sad. Really sad."
Authorities cleared the scene by 8 p.m. but the marks were still fresh for the victims' family.
"It's very heart-wrenching, so hard to tell these families. You don't know what to say. The only thing you can do is pray for them," said Cocke Co. Sheriff Armando Fontes who went by the hospital along with other officers to comfort the family.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.