'It's really hard': Grandparents, child killed in Kalama crash

Witnesses to the crash near Kalama, Wash. that killed three people made a memorial at the crash site. KATU photo

Two children are recovering at Randall Children's Hospital after they were ejected from a deadly crash on Interstate 5 near Kalama Saturday.

Three people were killed in the crash, grandparents and their 6-year-old granddaughter.

Washington State Troopers said five people were ejected from the vehicle. Two children, ages 5 and 7, survived along with their mother who was the driver.

"We're just trying to take it one day at a time. It's really hard but we're trying to stay strong for each other," said the children's aunt.

The family is from Lakewood, Wash. and were on their way home from Vancouver, Washington after visiting family.

Investigators believe the driver, Daryl Tiumavave, was distracted at the time of the crash and was the only one wearing a seat belt.

The Aunt told KATU News her 5-year-old nephew is on life support, but expected to be alright. She said her 7-year-old niece is improving.

Tiumavave was released from the hospital. Family told KATU News she was with her children at Randall Children's Hospital.

READ MORE | Memorial left for three dead in crash near Kalama

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