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Missouri couple killed in crash during Disney vacation

ORLANDO, Fla. » The Florida Highway Patrol says a Missouri couple is dead and their two young daughters are recovering from injuries after a traffic crash near Orlando during a Disney World vacation.

The Orlando Sentinel ( reports Greg and Sarah Moyers saved for months to take 13-year-old Hailey and 8-year-old Sophia to Disney World. The Leadwood, Missouri, family visited the theme parks and were headed to the beach Sunday before their long drive home.

Troopers say a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Charles King of New London, North Carolina, drifted into their lane on Interstate 4, causing the Moyers’ vehicle to veer off the road and hit a tree.

Family friend Loni Burnside Eaton tells the Sentinel that family members are on their way to Florida to tell the girls their parents died.

No charges have been filed.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel,

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    • Serious questions – what do strangers think their prayers will do for the victims? I can see praying for yourself, to give yourself emotional strength and put death and other things into perspective for yourself — but how are your prayers supposed to help a stranger? Does God keep count of the number of prayers (similar to “likes” in Facebook), and then intercede once a certain number is hit?

      • Maybe the posters think the victims, or their families will read their posts and take comfort in their condolences, though realistically speaking it’s highly unlikely. IMO two main reasons people give prayers/condolences. The first is so that the person who says it can feel good about themselves knowing that they gave their sympathies to a complete stranger. They’ll probably never think of the incident again in their lives and in a few days they likely won’t be able to recall the names of the victims if asked about the incident. The second reason is to voice their opinion that they feel a sense (however small) of sadness over the incident.

  • News should report the type of vehicles in the crash, so we know what the survival and fatality of brands and models of vehicles. Maui news does this. Its helpful.

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