Five children, who were between 5 to 15 years old, were killed in a crash on Saturday, February 2, when the Chrysler Pacifica SUV on which they were traveling went off the road and struck multiple trees.
As all the children were without seat belts, they were thrown from the vehicle when it began to turn over on the snow-covered ground. The accident occurred at approx. 5 a.m. on Route 301 in Bowie, Maryland.
Two adults, who were also in the vehicle, were injured in the accident. According to the FOX 5 report, it's unclear if the driver of the vehicle suffered a medical emergency.
Both adults, whose medical conditions are not disclosed, were being treated at a local hospital for unspecified injuries.
— MD State Police (@MDSP) February 2, 2019
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan took to Twitter on Saturday, February 2, and issued a statement about the tragic incident.
He wrote, "Deeply saddened by this tragic auto accident in Prince George's County. Praying for everyone involved, including first responders."
Deeply saddened by this tragic auto accident in Prince George's County. Praying for everyone involved, including first responders. https://t.co/Mg2JSabepx
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) February 2, 2019
The names of the kids are Damari Herald, 15, Zion Beard, 14, London Dixon, 8, Rickelle Ricks, 6, Paris Dixon, 5.
The injured adults' names, meanwhile, are Cornell Simon, 23, and Dominique Taylor, 32.
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