The victims of the tragic car accident have been identified by Kentucky State Police (KSP) as Cynthia Armstrong, 52 of Brandenburg, Christina Diaz, 44 of Louisville, and her two children a 12-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy.
The Diaz family was just returning from what was “supposed to be a day of celebration,” as Diaz just celebrated her 44th birthday that day. But the May 26 accident just became their worst nightmare.
A relative to the Diaz family, Tammy Breehl, set up a GoFundMe page for the family, where she is asking for support and prayers following this tragedy. Breehl wrote on the page that a family member told her that all this turned into the “most tragic loss my family has ever faced.”
The single passenger that survived in Diaz’s car was her 11-year-old son, Noah, who was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 7-week-old in Armstrong’s car was uninjured but also transported to a nearby hospital.
The accident happened at approximately 5:45 p.m., near 362 North Dixie Highway—Highway 31W in Muldraugh, WTVQ reported.
KSP officials concluded in a preliminary investigation that Armstrong was driving southbound on Highway 31W in a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox when she crossed the centerline of the road colliding with Diaz’s car, a 2003 Cadillac CTS.
Both drivers, Armstrong and Diaz, along with the 12-year-old female passenger in Diaz’s vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
The 14-year-old boy was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to news agency PEOPLE.
Officials said the car accident remains under investigation.
‘Nobody Would Wake up for Me’
Breehl quoted what Noah recalled right after the fatal collision, Noah is the youngest child, and the only one that survived in the Diaz family.
“I woke up and I was the only one awake. I tried to [wake] up my mommy but she had blood on her face and wouldn’t wake up. Nobody would wake up for me,” Noah recalled.
“I couldn’t breath from smoke in the car so I took off my seat belt and climbed out the back window,” he added.
Breehl said Noah will never forget their family’s faces when asking them to wake up. The young boy managed to climb out of the back window with serious injuries, he sustained a broken clavicle, broken wrist and a large wound on his leg following the collision.
Noah’s medical procedures have also been disclosed on the GoFundMe page, Breehl said on Wednesday the boy’s surgery went well.
“He (Noah) is expected to be able to go home shortly where he can grieve with family,” Breehl wrote. “The outpouring for our family has been greatly appreciated. We feel your love and we need that so much.”
“Please please keep us in your prayers,” she added. “It feels like this has to be a horrible nightmare.”