BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 6-year-old passenger and 17-year-old passenger, along with a 24-year-old driver, are dead after a brother and sister were involved in a head-on collision in the Town of Freedom on Saturday.
New York State Troopers responded just after noon and determined that a 2006 Dodge Ram operated by 21-year-old Evan Klink was traveling west on Freedom Road when it crossed the center line and struck a 2005 Ford Focus driven by his sister, 24-year-old Dahlia Klink, who was traveling east.
According to investigators, Evan Klink purposely crossed the line, then lost control of his vehicle before the collision. He is being evaluated by State Police drug recognition experts.
Dahlia Klink and her 4-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital by Mercy Flight for treatment of what were described as serious injuries. Two other passengers in the Ford, 17-year-old Havanah Lopez and 6-year-old Molly Kibler, were pronounced dead on-scene. On Sunday night, police confirmed to News 4 that Dahlia Klink died from her injuries.
Evan Klink was treated for injuries before being taken to SP Warsaw for further evaluation. His passenger, 19-year-old Cameron Klink, was taken to a hospital by Mercy Flight with serious injuries.
Kaitlyn Koslowski, a friend of the family, spoke about Dahlia fondly.
“Dahlia was an amazing mom, she never spent more than a day apart from her girls, she loved them with all she had,” Koslowski said. “She had a contagious smile and the biggest heart, the love Dahlia and Ryan shared was like no other, they gave life to two amazing little girls Molly and Letti. Molly was a little ball of sunshine, she could make anyone’s day better just by looking at her and seeing her little smirk she always had, she loved her little sister and her cousins more than anything in the world, they were all best friends. They will both be missed so much and they are both very loved.”
The scene remains under investigation.
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