Queenie Roux traveled to Atlanta from Sebring, Florida Tuesday with five of her six children for a fresh start. Her family said she left her job at McDonald’s and dreamt of starting over.
That dream was cut short. Family members said the 28-year-old mother of six and her 3-year-old died Wednesday in a car crash on Interstate 75 in Clayton County, near Forest Parkway at exit 237.
The roadway was closed after the crash and drivers were told to avoid the area. Now, traffic is moving again, but for a family 11Alive spoke to, the world has completely stopped.
“I just, I can’t grasp it,” said Shontanique Roux, one of Queenie’s cousins. “It hurts, it hurts so bad. You just don’t think this kind of stuff is going to happen.”
She spoke exclusively to 11Alive on Wednesday night.
Queenie had six kids total: four boys and two girls. Her family said five of those kids (ages 9, 7, 4, 3, 2 – according to the family) were in the car during the accident.
The 3-year-old girl who died was named Queen, after her mom.
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SOURCE: 11 Alive, Paola Sura