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Missouri couple killed in crash during Disney vacation

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a Missouri couple is dead and their two young daughters are recovering from injuries after a traffic crash near Orlando during a Disney World vacation.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Greg and Sarah Moyers saved for months to take 13-year-old Hailey and 8-year-old Sophia to Disney World. The Leadwood, Missouri, family visited the theme parks and were headed to the beach Sunday before their long drive home.

Troopers say a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Charles King of New London, North Carolina, drifted into their lane on Interstate 4, causing the Moyers' vehicle to veer off the road and hit a tree.

Family friend Loni Burnside Eaton tells the Sentinel that family members are on their way to Florida to tell the girls their parents died.

No charges have been filed.

"They were on vacation so you think well they are still on vacation. I am afraid it will when everything calms down, but right now our focus is on Sophie and Haley," says Annette Pinson. 

Pinson says her sister used to babysit the Moyer's daughters. 

"They were very hands on parents. Very sweet. They would help anybody," she says. 

Word of their deaths spread quickly throughout this small, but tight knit community. While grieving, the community is trying to look ahead for the children. They have a fundraiser set up next month. 

"We tell everybody we have no budget, we have no money. It has to be donated and everybody is donating we have a hall and everybody is coming through will all kinds of stuff," says Pinson. 

The Moyer's sudden death has everyone taken a back. But their memory is still very much alive. 

"They were very good people and parents They did everything with their kids. I mean you couldn't ask for anything better they had the perfect family,"  says Pinson.

Click here to view a GoFundMe page created for the family.

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