Death - Three Little sisters killed in rear-end crash in Blaine County, Idaho
January 24 2022
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Three Little sisters killed in rear-end crash in Blaine County, Idaho

Story by Sandy Kromeir - The Oregon Herald
Published on September 22, 2021 12:02 PM
'They were the sweetest girls ever' said family said as they remember three young girls killed by a speeding drunk driver The three sisters were killed after their family's car was hit by a drunk driver on Saturday, police said.
BOISE, Idaho — An entire family is in mourning Monday night after a car crash left three young girls dead last month. The car they were riding in was struck from behind on Highway 20 by a driver who was allegedly speeding and drunk. According to the Ada County Coroner's Office, the car was stopped at a construction light in Blaine County when a driver in a Dodge Ram pickup slammed into it at a high rate of speed. The pickup's driver was reportedly intoxicated at the time, according to the coroner's office. Aneena Lurak, 6; Kya Lurak, 5; and Drayka Rayshell, 3, were all killed after the car they were riding in with their family was hit by a drunk driver, authorities said.

The children were riding in a car with their father, Somchai Lurak and his fiancee, Emma Weigand on their way back from a family trip to Hailey.

The family was stopped at a construction light when Matthew Richard Park hit them from behind. According to police, Park's blood-alcohol level was well above the legal limit.

All three girls died from their injuries.

Family members describe the girls as sassy, spunky and full of life, leaving behind a huge void that can never be filled. "It's a hell I would not wish upon anyone," said Jessica Jones, Emma Weigand's sister.

According to Emma's family, Somchai and Emma had known each other since they were kids and had been dating for some time. Somchai was the father of all three girls, but Emma was not their biological mother.

Sharron Weigand, Emma's mother, said her daughter was really the only mother the little girls had known. Emma and Somchai planned to marry in May 2020 and Emma planned to legally adopt the girls soon after.

The family says they're still in shock.

"Up until today it really hasn't felt real, I keep feeling like they should be here with us," Jones said.

eigand said when she heard the news, she was in disbelief. Though they weren't related by blood, she said the girls were family and she considered them her grandchildren. "I can't put into words. I dropped to the ground when I heard the news," she said. "I think in the 30 years I've been with my husband, I've never seen him cry more than he has in the past two days. It's still unreal that they're just gone in the blink of an eye."

All three girls loved art, the outdoors and singing. Their favorite musical was "Mamma Mia."

"They were the sweetest girls ever," Jones said. "They loved music, they always loved to come over to my house because my house is filled with drum sets and guitars and they were always interested in it."