FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The five children killed in a fiery Florida highway crash on their way to Walt Disney World have been identified along with the two truck drivers who also died.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Friday that the children were:
14-year-old Joel Cloud
14-year-old Jeremiah Warren
13-year-old Cara Descant
10-year-old Briena Descant
9-year-old Cierra Bordelan
All were from Marksville, Louisiana, and were in a Pentecostal church van headed to the theme park when the accident happened Thursday afternoon outside Gainesville.
The truck drivers were 49-year-old Douglas Bolkema of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 59-year-old Steve Holland of West Palm Beach.
The van was an hour north of the theme park when Holland's tractor-trailer heading in the opposite direction on Interstate 75 collided with a car and both burst through the center divider. The van and Bolkema's truck collided with the semi and the car and burst into flames.