‘So distraught:’ Family of woman, child killed in deadly I-75 crash remember loved ones

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Florida woman was looking to start a new life with her family in the metro Atlanta area. That dream was cut short when Queenie Roux and her 3-year-old daughter, Queen, were taken during a tragic crash on I-75.

Family members say four children who survived the crash are in the hospital, but are doing alright physically. They are scarred mentally though.

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“It, it’s devastating,” said Tiffany Roux-Shinn, a cousin of the victim.

Roux-Shinn is heart-broken that her 28-year-old cousin and Roux’s toddler daughter are gone.

Both were killed in a two-car crash Wednesday along I-75 northbound just before the Forest Parkway exit.

“She’s gone...tragically,” Roux-Shinn said.


Four of Roux’s children, all younger than 8, survived the crash.

“Those kids were so distraught. Even though they were in pain, they were asking about their mother at the scene,” Roux-Shinn told Channel 2′s Tom Jones.

Roux-Shinn says her cousin and five of her six kids were looking for a fresh start in Atlanta.

“She was transitioning, coming up here to get a better job, start a new life,” she said.

This has been hard on the whole family, but especially the fathers of Roux’s children, she said.

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Police tell Channel 2 Action News the crash is still under investigation.

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