On Saturday, tragedy struck the small town of Freedom in western New York. A devastating head-on collision between two siblings resulted in three fatalities and one individual being hospitalized with serious injuries.
Dahlia J. Klink, 24, was driving a vehicle when her younger brother, Evan R. Klink, 21, crossed the centerline in his pickup truck and crashed into her. Two backseat passengers in Dahlia’s car, 6-year-old Molly Kibler and 17-year-old Havanah S. Lopez, were pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, a 4-year-old who also rode in Dahlia’s vehicle, was taken to a nearby hospital for serious injuries.
Evan R. Klink, driver of the other vehicle, was reportedly treated for minor bruises and then taken to a state police station for evaluation. Authorities are still awaiting further word from a 19-year-old passenger in Evan’s car, Cameron Klink, who was airlifted to a medical facility with serious injuries.
Tragically, Dahlia J. Klink succumbed to her wounds on Sunday night, becoming the third fatality of the crash. A thorough investigation of the incident is still underway it is suspected that Evan intentionally crossed the middle line, lost control of his vehicle, and crashed into his sisters car.
This heartbreaking story serves to remind us of the importance of a safe driving and proper precaution. Every second behind the wheel requires extra alertness and we must always remember to use our seatbelts and make sure our passengers are secured.