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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Maryland Car Collision Kills Family of 5

A tractor-trailer filled with 44,000 pounds of polyfiber and a 2006 Suzuki Forenza with five family members collided in Queen Anne's County in Maryland on Saturday. The driver and four passengers of the car died.

Inside the Suzuki was the Ayres family which left Greenbush, Virginia on Friday to visit relatives in Baltimore. While headed northwest on Route 50 at about 1 a.m., their vehicle hit the southbound tractor on the intersection of Route 213 in Wye Mills near Chesapeake College, reports LA Times.

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The driver of the tractor-trailer was 28-year-old Yvenet Mayette who was driving home to Delaware. He was rushed via a chopper to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma and is undergoing treatment for injuries after his truck hit the car on the passenger side and then rolled over the vehicle.

Killed by the collision were 24-year-old Regina Ayres, 7-year-old Jordan Ayres, 25-year-old Travis Straton and 2-month-old Jonathan Ayres. Jordan is Regina's daughter by a previous relationship, Travis is her boyfriend and Jonathan is their child.

Thirty-year-old Zarissa Ayres, the sister of Regina, was still alive and rushed to a hospital but she and the fetus inside her womb eventually died. The trip to Baltimore was to attend a baby shower for Zarissa on Saturday. The unborn baby, according to Zarissa's Facebook page, was supposed to be named Zoe.

Zarissa and Travis were batchmates at Nandua High School in Onley, Virginia, who graduated in 2002. Regina was employed as an administrative assistant at a hospice and palliative care facility in Onancock but quit in October to give birth to Jonathan, according to USA Today.

No charges have been filed yet against the truck driver, said the Maryland State Police, which is still investigating the road mishap.


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