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Neighbors Remember 8 Year Old Killed in Scranton Crash

SCRANTON -- Neighbors of the mother and two children involved in a fatal wreck in Scranton are devastated by the crash.

Scranton police say Linette Villa, 28, and her two daughters -- Andrea Morales, 8, and Gilianys Morales, 6 -- were the ones involved in the crash that happened on the North Scranton Expressway on Sunday around 3:30 p.m.

The mom and 6 year old were badly hurt. Eight-year-old Andrea died after being rushed to the hospital.

"It's a bad tragedy," neighbor Irma Ruiz said. "I feel bad for the family. My hearts and my prayers are for everybody involved in the accident."

The family lives on Townhouse Boulevard, about two miles from where the crash happened. Neighbors said the family was a happy one.

"The girls played with my girls every day," neighbor Caliston Colon said. "That hurt me. I feel real bad for the girl."

Police said the crash is still under investigation. Police are not saying whether the children were in car seats or what caused the crash.

Villa and her 6-year-old daughter were taken to separate hospitals. They're still listed in critical condition. Police said the driver of the other car involved in the crash was not hurt.

"I hope, I pray to God for the other girls in critical condition," Colon said.

16 comments

  • Concerned

    Prayers sent to this family. So terribly sad regardless of the situation. A childs life was taken. A childs life is at risk along with the Mother. At this time, the family needs love and caring people. Not to be ridiculed. If it was speed or whatnot which caused this accident, I would imagone the Mother will be suffering afterwards. Please, lets just hope for the best outcome for those who are in critical condition at this time.
    * Please for everyone driving on the expressway and elsewhere, be cautious, be aware and take your time. Let times like this, help us all learn a lesson.

  • DKF

    So, without any information, you assume the family isn’t “from here,” that they were going too fast and not paying attention, and that the accident was their fault.

    I don’t know where you come from but here, on Earth, humans are supposed to be intelligent animals.

  • Jn570

    I hope for the faith in humanity there is not one person on here talking about race as in black white Spanish because a little girl died in this accident and another little girl is in critical condition god bless all of them

  • Nepa

    Racist much??? Because Caucasian people never live in housing right??? Grow up and show respect for this poor little girl who lost her life!!

    • CeeMe

      Never said whites don’t live in housing, just wondering about this housing complex. Besides people come here and don’t know what they’re doing.

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