WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- Accident investigators continue to determine what happened and if there was anyone at fault in the Thursday morning crash that killed a woman and her two young daughters in eastern Missouri.
The accident happened at about 7:45 a.m. on U.S. 61 near Wentzville. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jacqueline Faudi, 36, of Troy died in the accident, along with her daughters. One girl was 6-years-old, the other 7-months-old.
FOX 2 in St. Louis spoke to 16-year-old Victoria Faudi, Jacqueline's daughter and the older sister of the other two little girls.
She described her sister, through tears.
"She had the best personality and she just didn't care what anyone thought about her. She was always so happy. She had this beautiful long, blonde hair, these beautiful blue eyes. Just being around her made you happy," Victoria said about her 6-year-old sister.
“My seven-month-old sister did not get to live that long, but she was an amazing person. Every time I saw her she was smiling,” Victoria said.
Victoria said her mother was on her way to pick her up when the crash happened.
“I feel like it has not sunk in yet. I’m in complete shock. My mom was on her way to pick me up, so I feel like I’m still waiting for my mom to show up,” she said.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Faudi's car was northbound when it was struck from behind by another vehicle, causing both to spin out. Faudi's vehicle crossed a median, and hit an SUV. The SUV driver suffered moderate injuries. The driver that hit Faudi said he hit a patch of ice, lost control and struck Faudi's car.
The family does not have insurance to bury their loved ones and a GoFundMe accounthas been set up to assist with funeral costs.
Patrol Cpl. Juston Wheetley says the accident remains under investigation.