By | January 15, 2024

Gilroy Family Mourns the Loss of Two Young Girls in Devastating Crash

A heartbroken family in Morgan Hill is grieving after a tragic accident near Gilroy claimed the lives of their beloved young daughters. The devastating crash occurred on Friday, leaving the community in shock and mourning.

The two girls who tragically lost their lives have been identified as seven-year-old Elisa Ornelas and four-year-old Valentina Ornelas. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident unfolded when a Tesla attempting to overtake a big rig on Highway-152 collided with a Honda before crashing head-on into a Dodge. The force of the impact caused the Dodge to also collide with the big rig.

Tragically, Elisa was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, while Valentina was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries. A one-year-old baby who was also in the car at the time of the accident was taken to the hospital for treatment.

In the wake of this devastating loss, a GoFundMe page has been set up to support the grieving parents, Cesar and Maribel Ornelas. The girls’ aunt, Gabriela Llamas, expressed the family’s pain, stating, “As you know, there was a very painful tragedy in our family, we have two little angels in heaven.”

The community has rallied around the Ornelas family, with donations pouring in to support them during this unimaginably difficult time. So far, over $45,000 has been raised, and all funds raised through the GoFundMe campaign will be used to cover the family’s immediate needs and funeral expenses.

As the investigation into the crash continues, authorities are unsure if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Office Vasquez with CHP Hollister at 408-427-0700.

The loss of Elisa and Valentina has left the Morgan Hill community devastated. The outpouring of support and love for the Ornelas family serves as a reminder of the strength and compassion that can arise in times of tragedy..

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