Posted by Lucy P on August 11, 2012
A young teenage girl was within sight of her family when tragedy struck, taking the lives of her entire family in a fiery car accident right outside their home.
According to police reports, 16-year-old Tiffany Swift was at home while her family was out for the evening. Upon returning home, the Buckeye Valley family was patiently waiting for an opportunity to turn into their driveway when they were struck at high speed by the driver of a Dodge Durango, unfortunately causing their vehicle to burst into flame with them all inside.
The victims of the incident were Jerry Swift, 33, his wife Seline Swift, 34, their son Jerry Jr., 13, and Jerry Sr.’s uncle, Roger Keasling, 50.
The driver, who has remained unnamed, was immediately taken to a local hospital when paramedic crews arrived on-scene. They did not sustain any serious injuries, and were treated and quickly released.
Police are unsure whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident, or if it was merely a case of being distracted while driving. Police are also unsure why the vehicle burst into flame so quickly, but they are suspecting that there was a mechanical issue with the vehicle. It is currently being investigated.
Tiffany is currently living with her extended family, but they are not sure how they are supposed to proceed. The home the Swift’s lived in had been a family home for generations, and Jerry and Seline had been living in it for 17 years, since the day they were married.0 Comment