Parents lose their two precious sons, in separate accidents, just six weeks apart.

*TRIGGER WARNING – this story is totally heartbreaking*

William Gage Roberts was 2 years old when he accidentally drowned in a creek less than two months ago. His 6-year-old brother, Ayden James, died in a horrific car crash on Wednesday.

Their parents, Julia and Peter Roberts, have no idea how they will rebuild their lives.

“I don’t know what to do from here,” the boys’ stunned mother told InsideEdition.com. Her husband is “not handling any of it at all. He’s having a real hard time.”

Dad, Peter Roberts, was driving Ayden to school on Wednesday morning when he veered into a roadside ditch, overcompensated and swerved into oncoming traffic, authorities said.

Two vehicles slammed into Roberts’ car, slicing it in half. Ayden was in the back seat. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The father blames himself for Ayden’s death and is wracked by guilt, his wife said.

He suffered a sprained wrist, a sprained ankle and a broken spirit.

Just six weeks ago, while the family was outside working in the yard, Ayden’s little brother, William, toddled off.

Julia went looking for her young son, thinking he was hiding from her, the way he often did. When she couldn’t find him, “I started to panic and that’s when I called the police,” she said.

Officers came, but also had no luck locating the boy. His parents, with help from other searchers, combed the property for the next 12 hours.

They found the little boy face down in a creek behind the family’s house.

Ayden had his own way of dealing with his little brother’s death. “He sometimes lashed out a little bit,” his mother said.

“Otherwise, he tried to cheer me up most of the time. He was such a sweet boy. Last week, I was crying and he said, ‘Mommy, don’t cry.’’

Her sons, she said, were good kids.

“They loved each other so much. They were best friends. They loved playing together. They loved sports. They were all boy.”.

Our hearts break for this family. No words could ever bring them any comfort. We hope they have a great support network over the coming months.

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  • that is sad! Absolutely horrible and i couldn’t even imagine what they would be dealing with. that is so sad to read, for sure.


  • What terrible tragedies these parents have had to endure over such a short space of time. Hopefully they can recover from this and they don’t blame themselves.


  • What a tragedy!! Not once but twice losing a son. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and heartache of that poor family! I really hope they have a lot of support as they are really going to need it!!


  • How awful !! I can imagine you feel your whole world falls apart when something like this happens.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, bless them !


  • How hard for this family to come to grips with these devastating events. RIP little men. And I do hope that your parents will find some way to assuage their grief.


  • My heart goes out to both parents as a mum who has lost a baby your heart always aches you never get over the loss eventually in your own time you look up and see what’s in your heart every day with your children beside you every step you take I’m sending all our love from my family and I to you all xxooxxoo


  • Condolences to the boys’ parents and relatives. Life can be so cruel.
    Proves you need eyes in the back of your head when little ones can sneak away. They can be next to you now and moved out of sight within a few seconds later. Hopefully the parents seek counselling immediately if it hasn’t already been offered. To their relatives and especially their friends, please continue to be patient and support them for as long as they need it. Don’t do what a lot do, stay in contact for a month or so, then forget about them. Those left behind it takes some 12+ months just to get through the initial stages. Sometimes they need really good listeners for a few months. (saying this from experience). You may not know what to say…just being there helps.


  • My heart goes out the parent’s,so very sad.


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