Family and friends says their 'hearts are broken' over children's death in Henryville
It was an emotional night in Henryville on Friday as hundreds remembered a young brother and sister killed when a train hit their car this week.
HENRYVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- It was an emotional night in Henryville on Friday as hundreds remembered a young brother and sister killed when a train hit their car this week.
More than 200 people gathered at the town's memorial for the tornado that hit five years ago to show support for the Fouch family.
Adalynn, 5, and Wyatt, 4, were killed when a car driven by their mother was struck by a train Wednesday. The community has been rocked by the tragedy and wanted to come together to honor the family.
Friends, family, and strangers, joined together to sing hymns, light candles and pray. People donated money and also signed sympathy cards.
"We just want to bring some light to their dark days right now," Barbara Stevens said.
The Fouch family was there to see the support, including the children's father. Their great-grandmother, Jeanne McReynolds, also thanked the crowd but said they are overcome with grief.
"Our hearts are broken, and I don't know how we can go on, but we're going to try very hard," McReynolds said. "Our babies are gone. Our babies are gone."
Pastors asked people to pray for the family every time they cross the railroad tracks. They said the community can get through this, just as they did when a deadly tornado hit the town five years ago.
"We grieve with them," said Pastor Denny Dillman, who organized the vigil. "There are tears being shed throughout this community for them. That's why we're here."
The children's mother is recovering in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
A donation fund to help the family is set up at New Washington State Bank in Henryville.
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