Seven Family Members Die In Car Accident During Trip To Las Vegas

 

A tragic car accident on a remote Oregon road left eight people dead, with seven of the fatalities coming from the same family. Erika Carter Boquet was driving her family to Las Vegas for an end of summer vacation when a 1999 Toyota 4Runner drifted into her lane and hit her vehicle head-on. Boquet was driving with her three children, her sister, and her sister's two children. They were all pronounced dead at the scene, as was the driver of the 1999 4Runner. 

Erika's brother, Jessie Tate, told The Oregonian that the family is devastated by the loss and that his sister "was outgoing, personable, made friends everywhere she went." 

Tate set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money to help cover the funeral costs.

"Erika was kind and always giving to others. Her heart was big and full of compassion. Words can not describe how much Erika, Bella, Elisa and Tytis will be missed. Taken from us way to soon. Til we meet again. We love you and pray you are in a better place," the fundraising page reads. 

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash. 

Photo: GoFundMe

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