Arizona family involved in Wednesday fatal crash thanks Texas Panhandle for support

Officials on the scene of the multi-vehicle crash from Wednesday morning that left two people dead. (ABC 7 Amarillo- Nataziah Gipson)

The Arizona family involved in the Wednesday morning fatal accident sent out a statement on Friday thanking the Texas Panhandle for their generosity and support during their difficult time.

Around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a family of 12 traveling on I-40 near Pullman Road was hit by a drunk driver. The impact caused the van to leave the roadway, rolling before it came to a stop on its side on the eastbound access road.

The Amarillo Police Department said a 50-year-old man and 11-year-old girl were killed in the crash. Multiple other family members received life-threatening injuries.

The family is requesting for privacy at this time, but released a statement via Northwest Texas Healthcare System, regarding the accident on Wednesday:

Our family would like to thank you for all of the support, love and most especially the prayers that are being felt. We are mourning our losses and praising God for His many blessings. The people here in Texas have been overwhelmingly generous, supportive and are truly lifting our entire family up in this time of great need. It has been remarkably inspiring. We appreciate your respect for our continued privacy. Some of the kids have a very long road to a full recovery and the very best thing you can do for us is pray for healing. This tragic event is an opportunity for God’s love to shine through in the gravest of circumstances.

An account has been set up at Amarillo National Bank, if you would like to support the family. The key words are: Arizona Family.

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