Indiana Memorial Honors Family Killed in I-65 Crash

Seven family members were killed a week ago in the I-65 crash in Indiana

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    Family, friends and even strangers gathered at the Family Christian Center in Munster, Ind., where hundreds celebrated the lives of seven family members killed in a crash on I-65 last week. Rob Elgas reports.

    Thursday's rain seemed to mirror the heavy hearts of those who gathered for a memorial service for the seven people killed last week in a fiery crash on Interstate 65 in Indiana.

    Two sisters, their four children and an uncle were killed when the Jeep they were in was crushed between two tractor trailers in a construction zone.

    "[The support] has really meant a lot to us over these past couple days," Gerald Williams, a brother of two sisters killed in the crash, said outside the Family Christian Center, at 340 W. 45th St., in Munster, Ind. "We are a very close family, and our faith in Jesus Christ will see us through this."

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    Amado "June Bug" Manguel Jr., 49, was among those killed. He was known for his sense of humor. Yvette Williams was a devoted mother to 7-year-old Jazmin Osborne, who dreamed of being a star, and 5-year-old Jamin "JuJo" Osborne Jr., who loved sports and being with his cousins.

    Williams' younger sister, Lindsey Williams, was also killed. Friends said she lived for her two daughters: 5-year-old Yazmin "MiMi" Goldman, who loved stories, and 3-year-old Arielle "Seedie" Goldman, who had bright eyes and an even brighter personality.

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    Daycare teachers remember two sisters, just 3 and 5 years old, who died in a terrible crash on I-65 in Indiana. Rob Elgas reports.

    Friends of the families started a fundraiser after their deaths and raised nearly $10,000 to help with funeral expenses.

    As of Thursday, Indiana State Police officials said charges had not pressed against the driver of the tractor-trailer that struck the family's Jeep that night, but investigators said there were no signs he tapped the brakes as he approached the construction zone where the family was stopped.