Child survives train-minivan crash that killed parents, 3 sisters

TRINIDAD, Colo. (KXRM/MEDIA GENERAL) – A 4-year-old girl survived a horrific crash Sunday that claimed the lives of her parents and three sisters.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the crash happened just after 10 a.m. Sunday outside Trinidad, Colorado, near the New Mexico border. A westbound Amtrak train collided with the family’s 2005 Chrysler Town and Country minivan.

Officials said the van failed to yield right of way to the train.

Stephen Miller, 32, his wife Christine Miller, 33, and the couple’s three daughters, Abigail, 6, Kathryn, 2, and Ellianna, 8 months, were killed in the crash, according to aGoFundMe account set up for the family.

The Miller’s 4-year-old daughter Heidi was airlifted to a Denver hospital with serious injuries. She was last listed in stable condition.

In less than 24 hours, the GoFundMe account had raised more than $30,000.

The family is asking for funds to help with medical costs and funeral expenses. They are also asking for prayers.

Family members said the Miller family was on their way to church at the time of the crash. The Colorado State Patrol said all six were properly restrained.

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