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Two Brothers Die in Car Accidents Months Apart

2 Brothers Tragically Die in Car Accidents . . . 3 Months Apart

In a truly tragic turn of events, a family loses their son in a hit-and-run accident just three months after they buried another son following another fatal car crash.

The hit-and-run claimed the life of Michigan college freshman Ryan Tsatsos when he and a group of friends were walking back to their dorm after a night out early Sunday morning. The driver, reportedly speeding at 80 miles per hour, would have hit a female friend if Ryan hadn't pushed her out of the way.

"He was loving and caring," his mother, Julie Tsatsos, told Fox 2 Detroit News. "He loved his friends and family and would do anything for anyone."

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The family is now dealing with tragedy for the second time since July, when Ryan's older brother, Darryl, was killed in a car accident that still remains under investigation. They were the couple's only children.

In addition to a GoFundMe account created by friends of Ryan, which has already raised more than $30,000 for his family in just a single day, loved ones have come to the Tsatsos home in Macomb Township, MI, to pay their respects — a second time.

"The same people were here when Darryl died are back here, some as early as 3:30 in the morning, within an hour of us hearing the news," Paul Tsatsos, the boys' father, said.

He noted that a wind chime was given to the family following Ryan's accident, and it is helping to bring peace to the parents.

"Those [chimes] have been ringing louder than I've ever heard them ring," Paul said. "To me, that's Darryl telling me again, 'I've got Ryan, and he's OK.'"

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