Three siblings aged 20, 17, and 15 killed in crash by wrong-way driver as mom says their 'presents are under the tree'

A LOUISIANA family is reeling after a wrong-way driver crashed into their car, killing three siblings in a crash and sending everyone else in the car to the hospital.

Siblings Lindy, 20, Christopher, 17, and Kamryn Simmons, 15, were killed on Friday night when a car, driven by John Lundy, came down the wrong way of a highway and crashed into them.

Lindy was driving with her siblings, their mom and her brother's girlfriend Marissa to their St. Laundry Parish home on Friday night following their sibling Christopher's basketball game in Monroe.

As they drove south on Interstate 49, Lundy, 54, was seen driving north in the southbound lanes and struck the Simmons' vehicle head-on in the left lane.

Both Lindy and Lundy, of Dallas, Georgia, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Lindy's youngest siblings, Kamryn and Christopher, were rushed to the hospital but quickly succumbed to their injuries.

Their mom, Dawn Simmons, and Marissa, were also rushed to the hospital where they remain in critical condition.

Dawn, who remains in the ICU still waiting on surgery and does not yet know what happened to her children, told one of her daughters to tell everyone – including Lindy, Christopher and Kamryn – that their presents are wrapped under the tree.

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A GoFundMe has been created to help support the Simmons family as they undergo surgery and deal with funeral arrangements.

It has so far raised $554,000 of a $500,000 goal, and it seems like the family's going to need all of it.

Dawn remains in the ICU after she underwent a four-hour surgery on Sunday to help mend her right ankle that is broken above the joint as well as her fibula that is broken in four places.

Her left leg is too swollen for surgery, Dawn's daughter Katie Simmons DeRouen said. Doctors are scheduling her surgery for a later date, adding Dawn won't be able to walk normally for another 10 months to a year.

Part of the funds will go to helping support Dawn and her family, as she won't be able to work as a mail carrier without use of her legs.

DeRouen, the second of nine children by Dawn and Ray Simmons, started the GoFundMe to help support her family.

"I don’t know how to start or where to begin, or how to get through typing this," she wrote on the GoFundMe, explaining her brother Christopher's school is undefeated in the first time in school history and his family went to go support him.

"A selfish, scum of the earth human, decided to get behind the wheel intoxicated," she said explaining the crash before saying she flew to the hospital as soon as possible without knowing details of who was injured.

"I was in complete denial and knew both fatalities had to be in the other car. There is no way that God would take one of my little babies from us."

"As we learned the other car involved only had one occupant, my mind still convinced me that someone is getting their information twisted and it could not be true."

In an update, DeRouen wrote that "while these past few days may have been the worst days of their lives, please remember that the funerals haven’t happened yet, and their first Christmas without Lindy, Chris, and Kamryn will soon be here."

DeRouen explained her family has not yet told her mom what happened to the kids.

"I am extremely scared of the moment my mom will find out the news. I am heartbroken listening to how heartbroken my daddy is. I am so worried about losing them too."

But Dawn reminded them that "their Christmas gifts are still wrapped under the tree waiting for them."

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