Victims in horror crash that left five dead including a 3-month-old identified after cops say probe will take months | The Sun

THE victims in a horror crash that left five dead, including a three-month-old baby, have been identified, but cops say the probe into the accident will take months.

A semi truck plowed into three cars, including one carrying five members of the same family, before coming to a stop on a Colorado interstate.

The victims have been identified as Emiliano Godines, 51; Christina Godines, 47; Aaron Godinez, 20; Halie Everts, 20 and Tessleigh Godinez, 3 months.

Tessleigh was the daughter of Halie and Aaron, according to reports.

The crash occurred on June 13 when the semi truck rear ended the Godinez family's Ford Edge on Interstate-25 in Weld County, Colorado.

The car was reportedly forced into the center median, where it struck two other vehicles, and then may have been hit a second time by the semi.


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The family had been traveling home to Gillette, Wyoming from Colorado.

"We’re still in the very early stages of the investigation," Trooper Josh Lewis told 9NEWS Tuesday.

"A crash this complicated typically takes weeks, if not months to fully conduct and be filed."

Investigators do not believe drugs and alcohol were contributing factors.

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No charges have been filed against the driver of the truck, who was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation by Colorado State Patrol.

Anyone with dash cam footage or information about the crash is encouraged to reach out to police.


Friends of the Godinez family are reeling from the devastating news.

A friend of Halie's told 9NEWS: “She was the kindest person you could ever meet, the best mommy to the sweetest little girl, and most of all the most caring friend in the world.”

A GoFundMe has been started by Halie's parents, Steve and Dez Everts.

"They are grieving and devastated," the fundraiser's description reads.

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The funds will go towards funeral expenses for Halie, Aaron, and Tessleigh.

More than $15,000 has been raised so far, with a goal of $50,000.

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