THE victims of a horror crash that left five dead, including a three-month-old baby, have been identified, but police say the investigation into the accident will take months.
A semi truck crashed into three cars, including one containing five members of the same family, before coming to a stop on a Colorado freeway.
The victims were identified as Emiliano Godines, 51; Christina Godines, 47; Aaron Godinez, 20; Halie Everts, 20 and Tessleigh Godinez, 3 months.
Tessleigh was reportedly the daughter of Halie and Aaron.
The accident happened on June 13 when the rear of the semi-truck crashed into the Godinez family’s Ford Edge on Interstate-25 in Weld County, Colorado.
The car was reportedly forced into the median where it struck two other vehicles and was then possibly hit a second time by the semi-truck.
The family had traveled home to Gillette, Wyoming, from Colorado.
“We are still in the very early stages of the investigation,” Trooper Josh Lewis told 9NEWS on Tuesday.
“A crash this complicated typically takes weeks, if not months, to fully execute and archive.”
Investigators do not believe drugs and alcohol contributed.
No charges were brought against the driver of the truck, who was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol.
Anyone with dashcam footage or information about the crash is urged to contact police.
Friends of the Godinez family have been shocked by the devastating news.
A friend of Halie’s told 9NEWS, “She was the kindest person you could ever meet, the best mom to the cutest little girl, and most of all, the most caring friend in the world.”
A GoFundMe was started by Halie’s parents, Steve and Dez Everts.
“You are saddened and devastated,” read the description of the fundraiser.
The funds will go towards Halie, Aaron and Tessleigh’s funeral expenses.
More than $15,000 has been raised so far with a goal of $50,000.
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