Wyoming Family of Five, Including Engaged High School Sweethearts and Their Newborn Baby, Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash

Aaron Godines and Halie Everts with daughter Tessleigh Godines | CREDIT: GOFUNDME

What began as a birthday celebration turned to tragedy when five Wyoming family members were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Monday.

Aaron Godines and Halie Everts, engaged high school sweethearts, traveled to Colorado to celebrate his 20th birthday, bringing along their 3-month-old Tessleigh and his parents, according to Fox station KDVR.

On their way back from Denver, they were rear-ended in a fatal car accident, which none of them survived.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, a semi-truck driving in the left lane of Interstate 25 in Colorado rear-ended a 2015 Ford Edge, “pushing it off the left side of the roadway into the center median,” according to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol. After also rear-ending another vehicle, which then ran into a fourth, investigators believe the semi-truck “struck the Ford Edge a second time.”

All four passengers of the Ford Edge were declared dead at the scene, police said. They were identified by the Weld County Coroner’s Office as Emiliano Godines, 51, Christina Godines, 47, Halie Everts, 20, and 3-month-old Tessleigh Godines, according to CBS station KCNC-TV.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Maria Pasquini