Three young Idaho sisters were killed early Saturday when a man who allegedly told police he’d been drinking heavily all afternoon slammed his pickup truck into the small sedan their father was driving, police say.
The dad was behind the wheel of a Dodge Neon, which was stopped at a temporary traffic signal on Highway 20, south of Bellevue, when the car was hit by a 1995 Dodge Ram pickup truck on Saturday at about 1:19 a.m., the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement.
The suspect, Matthew Park, 46, of Fairfield, allegedly plowed into the sedan from behind at a high rate of speed, say police.
Two of the children, 6-year-old Aneena Lurak and 5-year-old Kya Lurak, died at the scene, local station KTVB reports.
Their youngest sister, 3-year-old Drayka Emyka Rayshell, was rushed to the hospital, where she died from her injuries, KTVB reports.
All three children were all strapped into their car seats when their sedan was struck from behind, the sheriff’s office says.
The dad was flown by air ambulance to a hospital with serious injuries and is currently listed in critical condition. His fiancée, who was in the car, was also hospitalized, CBS 2 of Idaho reports.
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SOURCE: People, KC Baker