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Urbana crash victims remembered

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Hunter Tuttle (far left), Zoey Tuttle (middle), Triston Randall (far right) Hunter Tuttle (far left), Zoey Tuttle (middle), Triston Randall (far right)
Quentin Ary Quentin Ary

People in Benton County are showing support for 5 people - 4 from the same family - who died in a 2-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Urbana.

A pickup and a semi collided right around 4 p.m. at Highway 150 and 55th Street, also known as Sunset Street.

The crash killed the driver, 19-year-old Quentin Ary, as well as 4 passengers, 20-year-old Nikki Jacobson, and Quentin's 3 cousins, Triston Randall, 17, Hunter Tuttle, 14, and Zoey Tuttle, 12.

While the family grieves, friends are coming forward to try and help them through this tragedy.

"It's really been a shock because they were such great kids," said family friend Kelby Robb.

She's heartbroken about the crash.

"They were awesome kids. They're gonna be very missed. I know my life and a lot of other people's lives are better because we knew them. They were very kind. They would give you the shirt off their back," said Robb.

Three of the victims attended Center Point-Urbana Schools.

Two others went to Vinton-Shellsburg.

"It's just really tragic to see someone your age, someone you know, gone in the blink of an eye," said CP-U grad Michael Seibert. "We're all a community we're all kind of suffering at the same time, it's times like these we all come together.."

"They loved racing out at the speedway. They had a huge racing family and I know that part of the community is really hurting because those kids were out there all the time and everybody knows the family. Very kind, very sweet people who would do anything for you and now it's our time to step up for them," said Robb.

Robb set up a crowdfunding account to help the Tuttle family.

Similar accounts have been set up for Ary and Jacobson.

Funeral arrangements are starting to come together.

Jacobson's funeral is set for Tuesday in Vinton.

The Tuttle children's funerals have not been set yet.

Investigators are continuing to examine all the factors involved in the crash.

It also has many in the Urbana community hoping that intersection is changed to improve safety there.

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