Avelar family members who survived crash expected to recover

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Members of a local congregation are mourning the loss of four members to a traffic accident.

Officials say Avelar family members; 46-year-old Israel and his three sons died when the family’s van was pushed into oncoming traffic and hit by a tractor trailer.

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The crash happened on Highway 315 in Panalo County, Texas.

Three members of the family survived the crash and are on the mend at a Texas hospital.

The Avelars attended church at Clays Mill Baptist in Lexington and it was a tough service for members of the church Sunday, as they are still shocked over the news.

The Avelar’s other daughter has flown to Texas to be with her family.

Funeral arrangements are still pending.