Community Generously Gives After Family Nearly Wiped Out From Crash

There is nothing in the world that can compare to the tragic loss of a child. For one family that lost three children at once, the situation can only be described as devastating.

Recently, Mercury News reported about the accident which took place on Thursday, February 28th when 17 –year old Aaron Villarreal and his three siblings were heading to San Francisco to visit their father who was hospitalized and in critical condition.

The family of siblings was in Emeryville, traveling Westbound in Interstate 80 when their vehicle smashed into an 18-wheeler. The big rig was stopped along the interstate highway near the Powell Street Exit.

Killed in the crash were 26-year old Eli, 22-year-old Sara, and 18-year-old Eva. Aaron is currently in the hospital with critical injuries.

California Highway Patrol spokesman, Officer Herman Baza said of the tragic accident in a statement, “It’s as bad as it gets.”

Members of the Emeryville community and around the world have come together for the Villarreal family through a GoFundMe page, “The Villarreal Angels”. Currently, the donation page has generated over $150,000.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The CHP has stated that weather, slick roads, and speed may have played a role in the fatal crash.

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