Boy, 4, only survivor of crash which killed his family

·News Reporter
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A little boy has been orphaned after a horrific crash claimed the lives of both his parents along with his brother and sister.

Brittney and Tony Montano, both 29, along with their three kids Julian, 4, Marianna, 9, and Antonio, 5, were in the US state of Nevada making their way to the Grand Canyon on Saturday about 5am local time when their car was hit head-on, according to a GoFundMe page.

“They were hit at a high speed head-on – killing Brittney, Tony, Marianna and Antonio instantly,” Julian’s uncle Anthony Gonzalez wrote.

Mr Gonzalez also organised the page.

Brittney and Tony Montano, both 29, along with their three kids Julian, 4, Marianna, 9, and Antonio, 5, are pictured.
Brittney and Tony Montano, both 29, and their three kids Julian, 4, Marianna, 9, and Antonio, 5, were involved in a car crash ahead of the holidays. Only Julian (front row) survived. Source: GoFundMe

“Their youngest Julian was the only survivor of the crash. He has extensive injuries but is expected to make a full recovery,” he wrote.

“We will never be the same after this and our family is trying desperately to stay strong for Julian. We have to bury four loved ones that were taken from us way too soon, so Julian has a place to visit his mom, dad, and siblings.”

Mr Gonzalez wrote Julian is recovering while in the care of his aunt and uncle.

He told Fox 40 Julian broke his femur, has foot fractures, a broken rib and “a few brain bleeds”.

A car is seen smashed in on the Interstate 80 near Eagle Lakes Road in Nevada County.
A car seen at the scene of the crash. Source: KCRA

“Everybody’s suffering from this,” he told news station KCRA.

“This is a giant loss. Four family members at once is too much.”

California Highway Patrol said no one has been charged over the crash.

Sergeant Steve Casetta said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash but that is yet to be confirmed.

Police told People magazine two others were injured in the crash. They were drivers of two separate cars including the one which hit the Montano family.

It’s not clear what the extent of their injuries are though.

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