One of the twins delivered prematurely after a fatal collision between a semitruck and a commercial bus in New Mexico last month has died.
The mother Christy Ann Westerdale, gave birth to a boy, Joseph Wayne, and a girl, Jordyn Rose, after the shock, but due to the injuries suffered, the baby died on Thursday, according to a page of GoFundMe for the family.
The twins were born two months prematurely after the deadly crash of August 30 when a tow truck blew a tire and crossed the middle, crashing head-on with the seven-month pregnant Greyhound bus that Christa and her family had.
Jordyn Rose passed away on Thursday and the child, Joseph Wayne, remains hospitalized, while Christy will need "extensive surgery and rehabilitation therapy."
The death of the baby raises the number of deaths to nine.
A twin, Jordyn Rose, who was born hours after the New Mexico accident, died on Thursday
His mother, Christy Ann Westerdale, suffers multiple fractures in the bones and she went into early labor
About 50 people were on the Greyhound bus when a semi truck blew a tire and crashed into the bus head at
The spokesman for the Hospital of the University of New Mexico, Luke Frank, confirmed Monday the death of the pediatric patient.
Christy, who was seven months pregnant, and her boyfriend were on the Greyhound bus bound for California.
His four-year-old daughter, Paityn, was also on board.
Christy Westerdale (left) went into labor two months earlier with twins after surviving a horror bus accident on Thursday afternoon. In the picture with her boyfriend Joseph Chandler, who also survived the accident
Two children and one adult injured in the crash were still hospitalized Monday, according to Frank. He said that a child is in critical condition. The other two are listed under satisfactory or stable conditions.
Joseph Chandler, the new father of three children, said that after the accident he was knocked unconscious, but he woke up shortly afterwards and managed to save his family.
"I took all my family out of the bus and it's a miracle, I can not believe it, everyone who was sitting in front of my family is dead," he said.
The GoFundMe, created by family member Nancy Westerdale, explained that the family began their trip to California, in Oklahoma City, the day before the accident, when the truck broke down.
& # 39; Instead of trying to fix the van that was not in very good shape [they] decided to take the Greyhound bus would be safer, "said the page." Then they boarded the bus to California.
Around noon the next day, the fatal accident occurred in I40.
"Christy Ann was unconscious and when she woke up in the hospital she was alone and in intense pain," she wrote. & # 39; Broken leg, broken knee, broken elbow, pelvic separations and numerous cuts and lacerations & # 39;
Her boyfriend Joseph suffered severe internal contusions and her four-year-old daughter, Paityn, seems to be physically well at this moment, "Nancy wrote.
The page says that the family "lost all their possession".
Today, Nancy published the sad news of the girl's death.
& # 39; Please continue your prayers and blessings for the family. Christy, Joseph, Paityn and baby Joseph Wayne. We appreciate your kindness. Thanks. & # 39;
Donations so far have reached more than $ 11,000, thousands more than the family requested.
A twin, a girl named Jordyn Rose, died Thursday while her brother Joseph Wayne remains hospitalized
Nine people died, including Jordyn Rose, and 25 were injured
Federal investigators believe that the trailer may have lost the tread on its left front tire, causing it to sink into the truck and crash into the bus.
However, two surviving passengers are now suing, accusing the driver and the transport company of negligence.
Bryan Williams filed the lawsuits on behalf of Greyhound passengers Robert Ward of Arizona and Reid Valentine of Ohio against JAG Transportation and the 35-year-old truck driver.
He said that according to federal safety data, which has been seen by DailyMail.com, the company has been involved in three accidents in the past two years, excluding this accident.
According to the lawsuit, both JAG and the driver do not Inspect properly & # 39; and & # 39; maintain properly & # 39; the tire before the blowout.
He also states that Ward and Reid suffered "severe shock", "mental anguish" and "emotional distress" due to the accident.
Last week, the State Office of Medical Investigators (OMI) said that five of the eight passengers killed have been identified.
They are Sadie Thomas, 50; Chat Bahe, 34; Terry Mason, 45; Veronica Williams, 49, and bus driver Greyhound Luis Alvarez, 50, and now baby Jadyn.