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Woman left devastated as she survives crash that killed husband and two young children

Angelica Plasencia and her five-year-old daughter were also inside the car but fortunately survived
UPDATED JAN 23, 2023
Jose Plasencia, his daughter Mia, and three-year-old son Ivan were killed in the accident (GoFundMe)
Jose Plasencia, his daughter Mia, and three-year-old son Ivan were killed in the accident (GoFundMe)

FONTANA, CALIFORNIA: A woman has been left devastated after she lost her husband and two children in a fatal crash on the 210 Freeway in Fontana. Angelica Plasencia was traveling in her family’s Lexus SUV with her 43-year-old husband, Jose Plasencia; daughter Mia, 16; three-year-old son Ivan; and five-year-old daughter Bianca when the accident happened on June 14.

CBS News reported that “the Plasencia family was driving westbound when a wrong-way driver in a Ford going eastbound in the westbound lanes crashed head-on into their Lexus Sedan.” Though Angelica and Bianca survived with injuries, the other three family members lost their lives. The 23-year-old Ford’s driver also reportedly died. Their identity has not been revealed yet, though.


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After the incident, it has been said that the 42-year-old mother has undergone multiple surgeries while her surviving daughter is receiving treatment for a broken leg. Angelica's sister Rosa Morales revealed that the family has planned to give away Ivan's organs for a good cause she added, “It is going to be painful but only God knows where he is leading us.”

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe has been started by Angelica's cousin Alvina White to help the surviving members. It stated, “It is with a devastating heart that we share the tragic loss of my cousin Angelica's husband Jose (43), Mia 16 y.o. daughter and Ivan 3 y.o. son. On Saturday, January 14th while driving on the 210 freeway in Fontana, CA a wrong-way driver collided with the family head-on. Bianca (5 Years Old) suffered a broken leg and she is expected to make a full recovery. Angelica (mother) has gone on to her third surgery and is going to be fine but will need time to heal from her injuries.”

The fundraiser remembered Mia as someone who was “loved and adored” by her family and friends as it noted, “Ivan was full of energy and kept everyone on their toes and was loved by all his family. The magnitude of this loss cannot be understated. This is a completely unexpected tragedy. As the Plasencia family picks up the pieces they will need to pay for funeral expenses, mortgage, and bills.”

“Anything donated will be greatly appreciated and will go a long way. We thank you in advance for your support and please donate with confidence that the funds will be going directly to the family. Every prayer, every kind word, and every penny are appreciated. Rest in peace Jose, Mia, and Ivan,” the GoFundMe added.

The fundraiser has received $35,746 out of the $100,000 goal with numerous messages, like “My heart breaks for your loss. My condolences and prayers for your family,” “My deepest condolences to your family. May they all rest in peace in God’s loving arms,” “I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t know you but it broke my heart to read this story. Good luck to you and your family," and "I'm so sorry this happened to your family. I will be keeping you in my prayers and hoping you both recover soon."