Relatives raising money for funerals of father, two daughters

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CSI Media News | December 4, 2013

SHARON -- Relatives of a father and two daughters who died Saturday, Nov. 30, in a crash on U.S. Highway 14 east of Janesville are raising money for funeral expenses.

Relatives have posted a message on the fundraising site and already have raised more than $4,000.


"One can only imagine the immense pain and heartache experienced by our aunt the morning when she learned of this terrible tragedy. Our family is doing all we can to comfort her during these difficult times, however the expenses associated with the funeral arrangements for three loved ones are substantial," relatives posted on the site.

Investigators believe the car driven by Talia S. Ortiz, 18, of Sharon, was northbound on Highway 140 and did not stop for the stop sign where 140 meets Highway 14.

The car entered the intersection and was hit by a pickup truck pulling a travel trailer. The two occupants of the truck were not injured.

Dead in the crash were Talia's father, Alvino, 43, and sister Brittney, 7, according to the website.

A third daughter, Maria, 14 was initially reported dead due to a mix up in communication. Maria currently is in a coma at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison.

Talia was a senior at Big Foot High School in Walworth, Mike Hinske, school principal, told the Gazette. “She was a nice, caring young woman,” Hinske said. “She certainly will be missed.” Hinske said that Enciso was involved in many clubs, and was an “active part” of the school community.


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