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Family seeking help after infant killed in suspected DUI crash


  • By Joe Adgie
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  • Dec. 08, 2021 - 1:46 PM

Family seeking help after infant killed in suspected DUI crash

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Jose David Diaz is charged with vehicular homicide, DUI-less safe, open container, serious injury by vehicle and failure to maintain lane.

A Newnan family is grieving after a 1-year old child was killed in an accident involving a suspected drunk driver.

The crash occurred in the area of Highway 27 just north of Haynes Road outside Moreland on the evening of Dec. 4.

Troopers responded to a three vehicle accident that occurred after a Honda CRV traveling north swerved into oncoming traffic, sideswiped a Chevrolet Suburban car and struck the car behind it, a Kia Forte, head on.

The accident claimed the life of 1-year old Samia Williams and seriously injured her mother.

20211208-Samia1.jpg?mtime=20211207145735#asset:68625Samia Williams, 1, was killed in an accident involving a suspected drunk driver on the evening of Dec. 4. Her family is seeking help from the community in the aftermath of the tragedy.


Wendy Keith, Samia’s aunt, said on Tuesday that the pain their family is going through is “unexplainable.”

Keith said that she has taken over her sister’s household while she tries to recover from her injuries, and that her family is welcoming whatever help they can get from members of the community.

To that end, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help out the family, both with funeral expenses for Samia, as well as the medical expenses for her mother, who according to the GoFundMe page, was sent to an intensive care unit with serious injuries.

The GoFundMe page can be found by visiting gofundme.com/f/help-the-family-of-samia-daisy or by searching for “Help the family of Samia Daisy.”

A candlelight vigil, memorial lantern release and prayer service are all scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, at 4:30 p.m. at Saint Smyrna Baptist Church, located at 68 Heery Rd. in Newnan.

Further funeral arrangements are still pending at this time. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Cook Brothers Funeral Directors, and more information can be found at cookbrothersfd.com.

All family members, friends, and well-wishers are required to wear face masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines to attend all services.

The driver of the Honda CRV is identified as Jose David Diaz, 30, of Austell. He’s charged with vehicular homicide, DUI-less safe, open container, serious injury by vehicle and failure to maintain lane.

Diaz is currently being held without bond at the Coweta County Jail.