Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

August 23, 2013

Service honors 7 family members killed in crash


Associated Press

MUNSTER (AP) — Pictures of birthday parties and other family events flashed on screens at a northwestern Indiana church during funeral services for the seven family members killed in an Interstate 65 construction zone crash.

Hundreds attended Thursday's service at Family Christian Center in Munster for the three adults and four children who died when a semitrailer slammed into their stopped SUV.

The Post-Tribune reports cousin James Torres said relatives decided to wear colors rather than black to be joyful. The Times reports remembrances were read about all seven victims.

Killed in the crash were sisters 35-year-old Yvette Williams of Atlanta, Ga., and 27-year-old Lindsey Williams of Merrillville; their uncle 49-year-old Amado Mangual of Merrillville; and the women's children, 5-year-old Yazmin Goldman, 3-year-old Arielle Goldman, 5-year-old Jamin Osborne and 7-year-old Jasmin Osborne.