New York man, 21, kills his own sister, 24, and two children, ages 6 and 17, when he crashes into their vehicle on a remote highway
- An upstate New York man killed his sister, one of her children and another minor when he swerved his truck into oncoming traffic
- Police are still investigating the cause of the crash and are working to subpoena a blood sample from the brother, 21-year-old Ryan Klink.
- The crash happened in the small town of Freedom, NY, about 50 miles outside of Buffalo
An upstate New York man tragically killed his own sister and two minors when he swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed into his brother’s car.
Dahlia Klink, 24, and two minors – aged 6 and 17 – were killed in the accident when the 2005 Ford Focus they were driving in collided head-on with a 2006 Dodge Ram driven by Evan Klink, 21 .
Molly Kibler, 6, and Havanah Lopez, 17, were pronounced dead at the scene on Freedom Road in the town of Freedom on Saturday afternoon.
Dahlia Klink died of her injuries Sunday at Eric County Medical Center.
Dahlia Klink, 24 (centre left), was killed in a head-on collision on Saturday, as was one of her daughters
The fatal accident happened when a Dodge pickup truck driven by Dahlia’s brother, Evan Klink, swerved into oncoming traffic.
A young Ford passenger was also taken to hospital with serious injuries from the accident.
Evan Klink was treated for minor injuries and taken to the New York State Police Station in Warsaw, New York.
Another Dodge passenger, 19-year-old Cameron Klink, was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries.
Detectives are still trying to figure out what happened, but according to witnesses, the Dodge pickup truck suddenly moved into the oncoming lane.
It is still unclear whether the diversion was made deliberately or not. Police are also working to determine the speed at which Evan Klink was moving.
The speed limit on the part of the road where the fatal accident happened is said to be 55 mph.
The State Police Reconstruction Unit examines physical evidence from the crash site and the Dodge.
New York State Police are working with the local county attorney’s office to obtain a subpoena for the driver’s blood, according to a spokesperson.
Molly Kibler, Dahlia’s six-year-old daughter with fiancé Ryan Kibler, also died from the crash
Havanah Lopez, 17, was a passenger in Dahlia’s car who was also killed in the crash
Dahlia’s other daughter and one of the passengers in the Dodge were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities have not said all of the passengers in the two cars are related, although a series of Facebook posts from the victims’ family members suggest they were.
The small town in western New York, about 80 km from Buffalo, has less than 3,000 inhabitants.
Some residents were shocked by this tragic family affair: “How will the truck driver live with himself and the rest of the family? Freedom resident Sue Fish told WKBW.