These are 5 children who are now deprived of their parents because of an accident during a birthday road trip. Jessica Woodruff and Jake Woodruff, parents of Evan, Casey, Chelsea, Allie and Megan have died following a fall of a redwood tree, according to GoFundMe. The accident happened while they were driving on Route 199. A road trip the couple had organized for Jessica’s birthday.
“There is no getting around the devastation and trauma caused by the loss of Jessica and Jake, and as we can all imagine, there is a long way to go, especially for the children who have been left behind, ”we can read on the GoFundMe page set up by the couple’s relatives. A fatal incident that took place in Del Norte County, California.
“The elders have come together to raise their 3 younger brothers”
“The two oldest children from Jessica’s previous relationship immediately stepped up to raise their 3 younger siblings,” says Emma Miravalle Hood, a family member at the Wild Rivers Outpost. “This family and these parents were such a humble and fun couple who knew they were soul mates the moment they met,” she added.
The California Highway Patrol said police responded to the incident by noon. An investigation is still underway regarding this accident. “It’s a very wooded area,” Brandy Gonzalez, spokesperson for the CHP office in Crescent City, told SFGate. “We have trees everywhere. It’s in the middle of the redwoods. It’s just old forest and we have no idea why the tree fell. It was Mother Nature,” he said. added.
Jessica Woodruff, Jake Woodruff and their children © gofundme