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OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- The family of two adults and two children killed in a car crash in Oxon Hill is thankful for the generosity they have received since the tragedy.

Sisters Tameika Curtis and Typhani Wilkerson, and their young cousins 13-year-old Haddah Ba and one-year-old Hassan Boykin were four of the five killed in an October 10th crash, family said.

Nina Bell is the sister of Curtis and Wilkerson: "we used to have three-way calls because I'm in Texas, I'm going to miss those calls." While Bell is overwhelmed with grief, she is thankful for the kindness of strangers.

Bell set up an online fundraiser on GoFundMe.com to raise money for the family's funeral costs and donations have been pouring in: " We've gotten so much support from east coast to west coast, churches, relatives and friends."

The site has raised thousands of dollars for the funerals, with one person even offering to pay for the burial plots. Bell says people are also offering to help the children of the two mothers killed in the crash.

Curtis was the mother of eight children ranging from infancy to 15 years old. Wilkerson had two small children of her own, family said.

A cousin of the victims, Raquel Brown explains that Wilkerson "struggled to have kids and she just had them and now she can't even enjoy their lives."

The mother of Haddah Ba and Hassan Boykin was the driver of the vehicle, and is now dealing with the loss of her two children, family said.

Police say weather and speed may have been factors in the crash, and Shakita Curtis, another cousin of the victims shared this message to drivers: "Whenever there is bad weather take precaution, slow down, there are other drivers."

Prince George's County fire spokesperson Mark Brady said the crash was one of the worst he's seen during his career.

Their family's fundraising page can be found here: http://www.gofundme.com/fswcio


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