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Surviving siblings on road to recovery after crash that killed parents, 2-month-old baby sister

Siblings on road to recovery after fatal crash
Siblings on road to recovery after fatal crash
Posted at 5:34 PM, Apr 30, 2018

FORT WORTH, TX — A heartbreaking photo shows the moment two siblings were reunited, three weeks after surviving a crash that took the lives of their parents and 2-month-old baby sister.

The children’s great-aunt, Teresa Burrell, shared the photo of the two children on Facebook explaining that on Saturday, April 7, Jim and Karisa Clemens, along with their five children were in a fatal car accident as they returned home from a family outing.

According to Fox News, a driver of a Tahoe allegedly lost control of her vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic, hitting the Clemen's Suburban head on. Jim, Karisa and their newborn baby, Julieanna, were killed instantly.

The Clemen's four other children survived the crash, but the road to recovery is going to be a long one.

Angela Clemens, 8, suffered two broken legs and a brain injury. She has reportedly undergone a series of surgeries to repair her broken legs, which are casted from the hip down to her feet, Fox News reports. Zachary Clemens, 5, suffered a broken back. Wyatt Clemens, 4, also suffered brain trauma and a series of strokes. He is now paralyzed on his left side. Nicholas Clemens, 2, has already been released from the hospital.

Photo: Facebook fundraising page

“A week ago we didn’t even know if Angela would wake up, and we didn’t know what would happen to Wyatt,” Burrell told Fox News.

Burrell says that her sister, the children's grandmother, is going to raise the four surviving siblings. The children will not be separated, she told Fox News.

Burrell says that the two older siblings are aware that their parents and baby sister were killed in the crash.

A YouCaring page and a Facebook Fundraising page have been created to assist with the costs of the children's medical expenses as well as funeral costs.