A 4-year-old girl has survived a fatal accident that left her parents and siblings dead on Sunday. The Colorado family was on their way to church when their mini-van was hit by the train travelling from Chicago to Los Angeles at an intersection that has long been a point of concern. Although the crossing has reportedly been the site of six accidents since 1986, there were no gates or flashing lights at the railroads, which are only marked by warning signs that read "railroad crossing."
The accident involving the Millers, parents Stephen and Christina, and their four daughters ages 6, 4, 2, and 8 months marks the seventh collision at the site. The family was discovered when Christina's cousin grew anxious after they didn't show up for church. "We were at church and when they didn't show up for church, we were worried about what was going on. We thought they were broken down or something. One of the other guys was driving back from church towards Steve's house to see what happened, and then he got to the tracks," The Denver Post was told.
The girls were identified as Abigail, 6, Kathryn, 2, Ellianna, 8 months, and 4-year-old Heidi, who was flown from Trinidad, Colorado, where the accident occurred, to Denver. Heidi suffered serious injuries in the accident, but is said to be in a stable condition.