Seven family members were killed in a head-on car crash in eastern Oregon on Monday, PEOPLE reports.
Erika Boquet, 29, her three children and Boquet’s stepmother Kyla Brown, 28, and her two children were all killed when a 1999 Toyota 4Runner driving on the other side of the road, crossed into their lane and smashed into their 2016 Toyota 4Runner, Oregon State Police confirmed.
Boquet, her children Isabella, 11, Elisabeth, 9, and Tytis, 6, as well as Brown and her children Arianna, 10, and Xavier, 2, were all pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a statement.
The lone driver of the 1999 Toyota 4Runner, Mark Robert Rundell, 48, also died in the collision.
The young family was on their way to Las Vegas from Washington during the time of the fatal accident, which took place at around 10 a.m.
Boquet’s father and Brown’s partner Louis Johnson was flying to Nevada to meet his family when tragedy struck.
The devastated father and grandfather posted on his Facebook that his “world came crashing down.”
The accident remains under investigation.
We pray comfort for all grieving family members in this period.