Four-year-old twins escape fatal crash that killed their dad to look for help

Rosaline and Aurora Crider with their dad, Corey (PHOTO: Facebook)
Rosaline and Aurora Crider with their dad, Corey (PHOTO: Facebook)

Four-year-old American twin sisters managed to escape a car crash that left their father dead, to go look for help.

Rosaline and Aurora Crider were able to unbuckle themselves from their car seats, crawl out of a broken window and climb up a steep and muddy embankment to get help, Buzzfeed News reports. 

Standing on the side of a two-lane roadway, the little girls got the attention of a woman driving by.  

“They kept saying, ‘My daddy, my daddy,’” she told local authorities.

The woman, who didn’t want her name released by the police, looked for the vehicle the girls may have been in.

Not seeing one, she called 911.

After police arrived, the girls were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, PEOPLE reports.

"This is miraculous," Washington State Patrol trooper Heather Axtman said, calling the girls' actions "brave and heroic".

Authorities are still investigating what caused the crash and it’s unclear why the twins’ dad, Corey Simmons, veered to the right of the road, New York Times reports.

Corey, who wasn’t wearing his seat belt, is believed to have died instantly.

Esther Crider, the girls' mother, told local media that on the day of the crash Corey had helped her parents install an oven.

He then picked up the twins from day-care, stopped at a convenience store for snacks, and headed home.

"Corey drove up and down that road every day for about five years," she said.

"I don't know what happened."

Esther said the two girls are still coming to grips with losing their dad.

Sources: Buzzfeed news, PEOPLE, New York Times



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