Hugh Douglas’ son was killed in a car crash earlier this week in the Atlanta area.

The family has now started the “Hugh Thomas Douglas Memorial Fund” to benefit Morehouse College students. Here’s the blurb from the foundation page:

“Hugh Thomas Douglas lost his life in a tragic car accident at the age of 20, on September 4, 2023. Hugh was an exceptional student at Morehouse College who displayed immense dedication and promise in pursuing a business administration degree with a concentration in finance. He was the CFO of the Morehouse Business Association, an AltFinance Fellow, and a Goldman Sachs Fellow, demonstrating his commitment to excellence in his field. In addition, he was the founder of an affinity group designed to create community and connection among students from Atlanta and surrounding areas, the 404 Club. More than these things, Hugh was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend to many. To honor the beacon of light that Hugh was to his family and community, his family has established a Memorial Fund. Initial proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for Morehouse students. Thank you for your support. May Hugh’s legacy provide a way forward for future beacons of light in our world.”

Also killed in the accident was Christion Files Jr., who was himself 20 years old. Georgia police say the vehicle crashed head-on into a utility pole and flipped. Files was driving at the time, when police say he tried to pass another car at a high rate of speed and lost control, leaving the road. The pair were set for a 2025 graduation date.

Here’s another link to the donation page if you’d like to help out. RIP to Hugh’s son: