HUDSON, Fla. - In a neighborhood where the Halloween decorations still hang, there's new yard decoration: a memorial for little Delany. Delany is one of three triplets. She died when an out-of-control Jeep careened into her and her sisters while they were playing in the front of the family home on King Manor Avenue Friday night.
"My 10-year-old daughter saw it coming," said Danielle Malm, the mother of the triplets. "She was in the yard," she added. "She told her sisters to move."
But it was too late for Delany who couldn't get out of the way. Her sister, Gabrielle, was also hit and seriously injured.
"She has two broken clavicles," said her mom, holding back tears as she recounted her injuries. "A broken pelvis, quite a few broken ribs, and a broken right leg."
And apparently, this community has a broken heart.
At the triplets' school where the three were in separate classes, there was a somber mood of mourning Monday. Administrators here appreciated our interest, but were in no position to comment on how they're getting through all this, because they're still frankly trying to get through all this.
Parents dropping their kids off Monday morning told us they were rocked by the tragedy, but wouldn't speak on camera out of respect for the family.
The same respect wasn’t given for the driver, 39-year-old Betty Jo Tagerson.
"She never stopped," said Mrs. Malm defiantly. "She didn't stop. And I've heard that she's saying that she had a seizure, but I don't believe it. If she had seizures before she had no reason to be behind the wheel of a car. And personally I don't believe she had a seizure, I believe she was high on drugs."
Toxicology reports are not in yet, and there have been no charges filed yet, but the investigation is continuing.
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