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2 1/2-year-old survives crash that kills mom, dad, and brother

The Associated Press
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

AURORA, Colo. (AP) ” Three members of an a family died after their car was hit by a tow truck in a multi-vehicle accident on Wednesday.

Police Detective Shannon Lucy identified the dead as William O’Neil, 40, his 43-year-old wife, Karen, and 4-year-old son, Trevor. All were wearing seatbelts.

The O’Neil’s son, Tyler, age 2 1/2, was taken to Children’s Hospital and was in fair condition Thursday. Passers-by had to pluck him from the mangled wreckage of the car.

The crash was being investigated Thursday. No charges have been filed.

A total of four vehicles were involved in the accident on Chambers Road. According to police, a tow truck traveling northbound first hit a Honda CRV then crossed over into the southbound lanes and hit a Nissan Murano before hitting the O’Neil’s Chrysler 300M.

“They were good people, very friendly ” just a good family,” neighbor Robert Englehardt said.

Tyler’s grandmother, Marcie Frostman, 75, told The Denver Post that Karen O’Neil was a stay-at-home mother who always did something with the children, such as taking them to the zoo.

William O’Neil worked for a computer company, she said.

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