PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The mother of two young children fatally struck by a truck as they played miniature golf at a Florida course said they are devastated but grateful to first responders.
Lauren and Matt Kirchgessner was visiting from Louisville, Kentucky when the children were killed Friday. Charges were pending as the crash remains under investigation.
Their 4-year-old son Baylor died at the scene. His 6-year-old sister Addie was pronounced dead at the hospital. The family said they are waiting for the medical examiner’s office to return the children’s bodies so they can go home.
“The outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming,” said Lauren Kirchgessner. Listing the different departments of first responders, she added, “We’re having a terrible time, but I’m sure anyone who had to work that accident is having a terrible time.”