OCEANSIDE, Calif. (CNS) – Three sisters from Oceanside and a Northern California man were killed last weekend in a head-on crash in Idaho, authorities said.
The crash happened about 2:20 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 95 south of Marsing, a small town roughly 30 miles west of Boise, according to Idaho State Police.
The sisters killed in the crash were 26-year-old Melissa Rojas- Carrasco, 22-year-old Jasmin Rojas-Carrasco and 16-year-old Priscilla Rojas- Carrasco, according to police and a GoFundMe page set up to cover funeral expenses.
A fourth passenger in the vehicle, 22-year-old Juan Pablo Farias of Vacaville, was also killed in the crash.
The sisters’ father, Santiago Rojas, told Fox 5 his oldest daughter was also on the trip, but traveling in another car a few miles behind the others.
“We’ve had a lot of loved ones come by to see us and support us,” said Rojas.
The youngest sister was a sophomore at Oceanside High School, where her two older sisters had graduated, according to a letter sent to the high school community from Oceanside High School Assistant Principal Kenneth Wright.
The assistant principal said a crisis response team from the school district would be on campus all week to help students, teachers and staff.
The sisters and Farias were in a northbound Honda Civic that collided head-on with a south GMC Sierra pickup on a stretch of U.S. 95, police said. The cause of the crash was under investigation.
The three occupants of the pickup — a 21-year-old man, a 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy — were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
As of Thursday morning, two GoFundMe pages set up for the Oceanside family had raised a total of $55,430.
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