Two deaths in a vehicle crash turns family members towards faith

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson
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Photo via WINK News.

Inside this mourning Fort Myers home, candles are burning and family members are holding one another close.

Photos of Maria Miguel, 19-years-old, and Diego Lopez, 26-years-old, rest on a mantle. And those who loved the them like Maria’s mother, Isabel Tomas, said they are in great pain.

WINK News spoke with the Spanish speaking family through a translator.

“This something really sad,” Tomas said. “My two family members are dead, my daughter and my son in law.”

Kevin Lopez, 3-years-old, is in the hospital with a broken leg. He survived a crash where there were two fatalities on I-75 after a vehicle becomes airborne, but those deaths on early Sunday morning were both of his parents.

Scene of the crash where two fatalities occurred. Photo via WINK News.
Scene of the crash, on I-75 near mile marker 133, where two fatalities occurred on Sunday. Photo via WINK News.

Maria’s parents are taking care of her other son, a 9-month-old baby, at their home in the Tice community.

“Everyone live here nearby,” Jose Miguel. “Now we’re gonna be left very sad. My family will take this to God. God know where and how he will take this.”

The family tells WINK News, they are turning to their faith to mend the intense heartache felt after the deaths.

“But she was just a girl she was 19, not too old — and now she passed away,” Miguel said. “If God let this happen at her short age, only God knows why. None of us knows why this happened.”

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