Services set for former local woman's children after deadly crash

Bryson Dinger, 16, (left), Bella Dinger, 12 (center) and Bostyn Dinger (right) died in the crash. (Family photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Services are Saturday in Georgia for three children who died in a grinding collision with an 18-wheeler that left their mother, Tasha Smith, a 1996 Crawford High School graduate who was a popular stylist at Hairstyle Plus in McGregor for several years, critically injured.

Bella Dinger, 12, and Bostyn Dinger, 14, were ejected from the family’s car and died at the scene of the crash on Sept. 26.

Bryson Dinger, who turned 16 on the day of the accident and was driving the car, died early the next morning.

The service for the three children is at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Thomson Middle School gymnasium at 1191 Whiteoak Rd., in Thomson, Ga.

Burial will follow at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Tasha Smith, who broken bones and a brain bleed, remains in Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga.

She is conscious and knows the children died, but won't be able to attend the service.

Family members were hoping to arrange for a video stream of the funeral.

Smith also has an older son who was not in the car at the time of the crash.

Residents of Crawford are rallying behind Smith and her family.

An emergency fund set up on Facebook had raised more than $220,000 as of Friday morning.

A GoFundMe account has also been established to help the family with expenses.

More than $8,000 had been raised Friday morning.

Donations may also be made at the Security Bank of Crawford.