Family mourns three loved ones killed in car crash

CREATED Dec. 4, 2013

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WALWORTH COUNTY - A car crash near Janesville killed three members of a Walworth County family over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. A fourth is still hospitalized in critical condition. 

Talia Ortiz and 7-year-old Brittney Ortiz died in a punishing collision with a pickup truck in Rock County. Investigators say 18-year-old Talia was driving, and she ran a stop sign. The crash also killed the girls' father, Alviro. 

14-year-old Maria Ortiz suffered multiple facial fractures and is in a stable, induced coma in a Madison hospital.

Maria and Talia attended Big Foot High School in Walworth. The school has counselors available on an as-needed basis.

The family has set up a fund to help pay for the funerals of the three family members. They're asking for $10,000. In just a few days, they're already halfway there. You can click here to donate.