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Father and two children killed in car crash

A tragic car crash in Ham Lake, Minnesota killed a father and his two children over the weekend.

According to KARE 11, 28-year-old Lee Vang was driving an SUV Westbound on Bunker Lake Boulevard when he crossed over a median and crashed into a pick-up truck. The crash killed Vang and his two children Astrid Lee, 3, and Levi Lee, 6 months.

His wife Rhodia, 26, and seven-year-old daughter Kyria Lee were both injured in the crash. Kyria remains in critical condition, and Rhodia is recovering from a broken arm.

According to The Star Tribune, the two men in the pick-up truck had minor injuries. Authorities have not yet released any information about the cause of the crash.

On Tuesday, family members spoke about the crash for the first time at a news conference organized by the St. Paul-based Hmong 18 Council.

“The last few days have been a whirlwind, trying to really comprehend the loss of not just my brother, but my niece and my nephew,” Lee Vang’s sister, Maxine Vue, said, according to KARE 11. “They were so young. It’s such a tragedy. Just trying to come to terms that they’re not here with us.”

Rhodia’s co-worker has organized a GoFundMe to help Rhodia and Kyria during their recovery process.

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