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Connellsville family thanks community for support after fatal accident

Evan R. Sanders | Trib Toltal Media
A stuffed animal was left on a guard rail at the crash site where an early morning crash in Bullskin Township claimed the life of Angela Thomas, 26, of Connellsville Township and her daughter Miah Worley, 7, on the morning of Sept. 25.

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By Daily Courier
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

The family of a Connellsville woman and her 7-year-old daughter who were killed Wednesday morning when their car collided with a tri-axle truck in Bullskin is thankful for the community support it has received.

A fund has been set up to help pay for the funerals.

Angela Thomas, 26, and her daughter, Miah Worley, died from injuries suffered in the accident that occurred just after 8 a.m. on Englishman Hill Road.

Police said Thomas was driving with her three children in the car when it crossed the center line and collided with a truck head-on.

According to WPXI, the Daily Courier's news partner, donations to the fund should be directed to Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, PA 15431. Phone is 724-277-8514

Funeral services for the mother and daughter will be held at the Dunbar funeral home on Monday.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said the 7-year-old girl died just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Children's Hospital.

According to police, 5-year-old Sidney Worley and a young boy, Zy, were injured in the crash. They were both treated at Children's Hospital and remained there on Thursday morning.

WPXI reported that family members said they are thankful for the community's support and are asking for continuing prayers and help with funeral costs.

Family member Elda Worley told WPXI that in addition to family and friends, strangers have been showing their support.

“It means there is somebody out there who does care,” Worley said. “It's wonderful that people really actually care.”

Thomas, who worked at the Connellsville McDonald's, was taking her children to school in the nearby Southmoreland School District, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation.

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