It was a weekend of unspeakable tragedy for the tight-knit Brasher family of Alabama, United States (US), when two family members were killed after their vehicles collided into each other in a head-on crash.
Jeffrey Brasher, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene while his son, Austin Brasher, 22, died later in hospital, The Washington Post reported.
The elder Mr Brasher, a bread delivery driver, had been on his way to work when the accident happened at around 4.10am on Saturday (Feb 18).
Meanwhile, Austin had been on his way home after a night of partying. His cousin, Monica Marie Aker, told People.com: "Austin did drink and was coming home from partying when they crashed."
Both men were driving pickup trucks, and neither had been wearing their seat belts when the accident occurred.
Local authorities said that alcohol may have played a role in the crash, according to local news website AL.com.
Both father and son shared a very close relationship, according to Pamela Brasher Dennis, who is Jeffrey's sister and Austin's aunt.
"There's no explanation for something so random," she told AL.com. "I can tell you that at 4am on Saturday morning, lives changed forever," she added.
Ms Aker added: "My worst fear was that Austin would make it through and then kill himself because he wouldn't have been able to deal with killing his father. It would have destroyed him."
A joint funeral for both men was held on Wednesday (Feb 22) afternoon.