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Fundraising page started for family of 3 kids killed in wreck
One driver remains in hospital from Saturday morning crash
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Three of the four people injured in a two-vehicle wreck that killed three children Saturday in South Hall have been released from the hospital, and a GoFundMe page has been set up for the family of the children killed in the wreck.

Luis Carmona-Zepeda, 16, Denise Ramos, 9, and Angel Huerta, 4, all of Gainesville, died in the wreck.

The page, created Sunday by Erika Rivas, says “yesterday 3 little angels lost their life in a tragic accident.” It asks for prayers and financial assistance during “the toughest time of our (lives).”

Four others, including both drivers, were transported to hospitals, according to Georgia State Patrol. One driver, Yazmin Zepeda, 17, of Gainesville, remained in the in-house intensive care unit in fair condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville on Monday afternoon, the hospital said. She is the sister of Carmona-Zepeda.

The other driver, Cory Williams, 36, of Jefferson, was discharged from Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Saturday, and Zepeda’s passenger Hipolita Huerta, 29, of Gainesville, was discharged from Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Monday, according to the hospital.

Another passenger in Zepeda’s vehicle, 14-year-old Ariel Urapo, of Gainesville, was initially transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite in Atlanta, GSP said. Officials there said Monday that Urapo was no longer at the hospital.

Hipolita Huerta is the mother of Ramos and Angel Huerta, according to the children’s obituaries.

The family of the three children killed will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville, and a funeral Mass is set for 1  p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville.

In the 9 a.m. Saturday wreck, a Ford pickup truck driven by Williams was traveling west on Belmont Highway/Ga. 332 when his vehicle struck a Ford Explorer driven by Zepeda as she was trying to turn left onto Belmont Highway from Talmo Road, a Georgia State Patrol report states.

The Explorer overturned before coming to rest on the driver’s side facing west, Jenkins said.

Williams didn’t have any passengers in the wreck, while Zepeda had five, a GSP report shows.

The preliminary investigation shows Zepeda failed to yield the right of way, but no charges have been filed.

Georgia State Patrol had no updates on the incident as of Monday night.

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