Orange County

Community gathers to remember 5 family members killed in Orlando crash

ORLANDO, Fla. — Friends, family and community members gathered Sunday afternoon to honor the lives of a family killed in a tragic crash this week.

Five people were killed in the crash, including three children.

The crash happened Thursday night after a car turned in front of an oncoming SUV on Gaymar Drive and Clarcona Ocoee Road.

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Family members held a vigil at the intersection after talking about their loss and sorrow.

Two of the victims were sisters, and the other three were their children – all ages 5 and under.

Surviving family and local leaders are calling on changes to the road, which they said is the site of frequent accidents.

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Pastor Anthony Oliver broke down as he described the unimaginable grief his family has experienced since Thursday night.

“I know one day, I’ll see them again,” Oliver said. “I know I’ve got five angels. I just miss my babies.”

More than a hundred people lit candles, prayed and added to three growing memorials at the crash site.

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Community leaders are now looking at how to turn collective grief into action.

Another person died in the area under the same circumstances just six weeks ago.