Four-year-old twins freed themselves from their car seats and climbed an embankment seeking help following a car crash that killed their father, Washington state authorities have said.
KING5 News reported 47-year-old Corey Simmons of Langley, Washington, died when the vehicle with his daughters in the backseat crashed on Whidbey Island around 6pm Friday (local time).
The vehicle crashed into multiple trees before coming to a stop, a WSP trooper told KING5 News.
Family members say the girls climbed about 61 meters up to the road after the accident which happened 55 kilometres north of Seattle.
Authorities say Mr Simmons was not wearing a seatbelt when the car crashed into trees and went down the embankment.
The girls were spotted by a Good Samaritan, who turned around to help them. The girls’ family has said they would like the opportunity to find and thank that person.
Police say the girls were transported to hospital with minor injuries.
According to the GoFundMe set up to help cover the cost of the funeral, Mr Simmons was a father of three.
The mother of the twins said they are traumatised following the crash, according to KING5 News.
Authorities say the accident is under investigation.
- With AP
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