4 Family Members Die In Easter Day Crash


UPDATED: Monday April 25, 2011 5:31 PM

Four family members were killed on Sunday when their SUV was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at a red light in Madison County, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The wreck happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. at the corner of U.S. 40 and state Route 38, 10TV's Shayla Reaves reported.

According to the patrol, Thomas A. Bunsey was traveling south on S.R. 38 in a Jeep Cherokee when a Buick LeSabre heading east on U.S. 40 crashed into the SUV.  Bunsey, 61, and his wife, Paula, 52, were killed.

SLIDESHOW:  Images From Scene

The couple's 13-year-old twins, Lawrence and Thomas, also died.  They were not wearing seat belts, the patrol said.

The twin boys attended Madison Plains Middle School, where they played soccer and were part of the gifted and talented program, Reaves reported.

"It is really hard," said principal Jeffrey Beane. "It's one of those things you'll have to absorb. We need to live every day as a positive. Be that light like Lawrence and Thomas were."

All four crash victims were London residents.

The driver of the Buick LeSabre, who the patrol identified as Donald C. Murray, 76, of Columbus, was airlifted by medical helicopter to The Ohio State University Medical center in Columbus.  He was in critical condition, the patrol said.

Investigators said that Murray did not stop at a red light before he collided with the SUV.  No charges were immediately filed in connection with the crash.

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