WARREN - Tim Cayson said he has been praying for all of the families of Sunday's early morning accident that killed six teens, including his niece, Alexis.
Alexis Cayson, 19, was a single mother of 4-year-old son, Jamari.
"Jamari has been told that his mother is gone, but I don't think he has a clue," Cayson said.
Cayson said one of his sisters is expected to raise Jamari.
"We have a big family, so people have been coming forward to help," Cayson said. "People have been rallying around Jamari."
Alexis Cayson is reported to have been the driver of the 1998 Honda Passport that flipped over a guardrail into a shallow pond in which the victims died.
The victims of Trumbull County's deadliest automobile accident were Daylan Ray, 15, Brandon A. Murray, 14, Andrique Bennett, 14, Kirklan M. Behner, 15, Ramone M. White, 15, and Cayson. Two others, Brian K.Henry, 18, and Asher C. Lewis, 15, survived.
Cayson dropped out of school while in the 12th grade after giving birth to her son, but was planning to get her GED, Tim Cayson said.
"She always loved animals," he said. "She was interested in becoming a veterinarian."
Cayson described his niece as a good mother.
"Jamari was her heart," he said.
Alexis often talked to her uncle whenever she had concerns and needed advice.
"She had been through a lot," Cayson said. "She would call me to talk."
Cayson said he learned about an accident when he looked at his Facebook page Sunday morning. He did not realize that Alexis was involved.
"I was praying for the families when I received a phone call," he said. "All I could hear was screaming. I was told to go to Trumbull Memorial Hospital."
Cayson said this has been a difficult time for his family, because his mother has been ill.
"We have not told her," he said. "We think this would be too much for her."
Cayson said the family does not know what happened on the morning of the accident or where she was coming from.
"We've been trying to find out," he said. "We don't know."