ASHEVILLE -- A fundraiser has been setup for the Asheville family involved in a car accident that took the lives of two children Tuesday night.
William Edward Gibss, 10, and his brother O'brien Gibbs, 13, were sitting in the back seat of the car when it went off of the highway and hit a tree. Law enforrcement said the driver, 15-year-old Henry Gibbs had a learner's permit, lost control of the car. The mother, Jo Gibbs, an Asheville school teacher, was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Both were taken to the hospital.
It was confirmed by North Carolina State Highway Patrol that the driver will not face any charges.
Asheville Middle Scholl will hold a vigil Friday night at 7:00 pm, today and tomorrow, there is a collection of flowers and food to send to the family.
Reaching out of fundraising page:
Dear Friends and Family,
The Asheville community has suffered a great loss. We are deeply mourning the death of William Edward Gibbs and O'Brien Gibbs, ages 10 and 13. They, along with their brother and mother, were in car accident on September 26, 2017.
As a family, they have been involved in many aspects of our community - Boy Scouts, baseball, JROTC, school board, fundraising committees, as well as Jo's work as a teacher at Asheville Middle School.
One result of this tragedy will be the significant financial hardship that is coming. In addition to related medical bills for Jo and Henry, and funeral expenses for William Edward and O'Brien, the family's only reliable vehicle was involved in the accident. This vehicle will need to be replaced.
Please consider helping Jo and her son Henry with their many expenses, including;