Efforts under way to help family of girls killed in crash
Updated On: Mar 26 2013 11:01:47 PM CDT
Community members are coming together as they continue to mourn the loss of Carianna Kroh and Catrina Williams.
Every smiling picture captures a happy moment in the lives of the loving sisters, but it is also a reminder that it is all the family of Carianna Kroh, 6, and Catrina Williams, 3, of Minersville, Schuylkill Co., has left of the little girls.
The girls and their mother, Victoria Place, were leaving Palm Sunday services at Faith Church in West Brunswick Township on Sunday when their car was hit by another car on Route 61, state police said.
Carianna Kroh died Sunday; Catrina Williams died Monday after her organs were harvested for donation.
Place remains in critical condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, but she is showing signs of improvement, family members said.
A memorial for the sisters, loved gymnastics and the color pink, continues to grow outside the their home in Minersville.
At Carianna's school, Llewellyn Elementary, principal James Yacobacci said the 6-year-old girl always displayed an eagerness to learn.
"She was a very loved student by her classmates. Quiet. Never a problem. We remember Carianna as a friend and as a classmate and keep those positive memories," said Yacibacci.
An fund to help the family is being set up at Union Bank and Trust Company. Donations will be accepted beginning Wednesday.
A Facebook page also provides information about a benefit on Sat., April 6 to support Victoria Place and her family.
Family members said the sisters were inseparable in life. Now, they are bonded together forever in heaven.
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