ORLANDO, Fla.- Disney has been thought of as the happiest place on Earth, but a Disney vacation for one Missouri family has turned into a nightmare on Sunday afternoon. A mother and father are dead and their two young daughters are injured and do not yet know their parents are gone.
Greg and Sarah Moyers, of Missouri, were killed in a car wreck in Orlando while on a family vacation with their two young daughters. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the couple had saved for months to be able to take their girls Hailey, 13, and Sophia, eight, to Disney.
While on family vacation they visited Disney, Universal Studios and were on their way to the beach when the tragedy occurred. The family was set to head back home the next day.
The Florida Highway Patrol said a vehicle drifted into their lane on Interstate 4 near DeLand and caused the Moyers to veer off the road and hit a tree at about 12:30 p.m. Both parents died.
Hailey and Sophia were airlifted to Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to be treated for serious injuries. According to the Daily Mail, Hailey was seriously injured and Sophia was critically injured. Friends and family of the girls are making their way down to Florida to be with them.
The driver of the other vehicle was 43-year-old Charles King of New London, N.C. He was uninjured in the incident.
Sarah worked as a manager at McDonald’s and Greg owned a muffler shop. They have lived in the small community for 20 years and would often hold get-togethers and cookouts at the muffler shop.
The couple was raising a total of five children together, two of which they had taken in for Sarah’s sister. There is no word on how the other children in this family are holding up.
Cheryl Neeley, Sarah’s stepmother, told the Sentinel that the couple were “the rock” of a close-knit family and would hold Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at their home.
One of the last things the Moyers’ posted on Facebook was a family photo with Buzz Lightyear at Disney World.
Troopers are still investigating the crash. No charges have been filed.