ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Mangled metal was all that was left on the side of I-95 in St. Augustine on Sunday night. The Florida Highway Patrol says James Guthrie, 45, was driving when he lost control of his car, slid on wet grass, and crashed into a tree.
Guthrie was killed on impact. His 16-year-old son, Anthony, died a short time later at the hospital.
Anthony was a student at Nease High School. His loss is being felt around the campus, and forcing parents to think of ways to help their kids cope.
Mom Susan Ingram said, "Tragedies like this are so upsetting to kids this age, because they're so close to that. They're learning to drive, or they recently got their license."
Another Nease mom, Martha Ho said, "Instead of being in denial, they have to know what's going on. So, I think it's a good idea for the kids to explain it and talk about it."
By looking at the wreckage, you wouldn't believe anyone survived the crash. But two people did: Autumn Guthrie, 15, and Charles Parliament, 32.
The FHP says those two be okay, physically. And other Nease parents say they'll be here to help the family heal emotionally. "My heart goes out to them," said Ingram. "I can't even imagine what that would be like."
Counselors are on hand at Nease to help kids who need it.
The FHP says all four people in the car were wearing seat belts. Tests are being done to see if alcohol played a role in the crash.