Highway Patrol

Parents Who Saved for Months to Take Kids to Disney World Killed in Crash

A Missouri couple who had saved for months to take their two young daughters to Disney World on a vacation were killed Sunday near Orlando, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Greg and Sarah Moyers saved for the special trip, taking Hailey, 13 and Sophia, 8. The Leadwood, Missouri, family visited the theme parks and were headed to the beach Sunday before making the long drive home.

Troopers say a vehicle driven by Charles King, 43, 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. King wasn't injured.

"Their kids were their world," family friend Loni Burnside Eaton said. "They were very involved and supportive parents and just wanted the best for them. They wanted the girls to experience Disney and the beach. I can't believe this really happened."

Eaton said Sarah Moyers worked as a manager at McDonald's and her husband owned a muffler shop. They had lived in the small, eastern Missouri town for more than 20 years.

Troopers are investigating the crash. No charges have been filed.

A GoFundMe created to help the girls said the mother and father "were two of the most giving people you could've ever meet. They welcomed everyone into their home and within minutes of talking to either of them you knew that they genuinely would do anything to help. Family was everything to them. This is a devastation loss to us and our community."

Anyone wishing to help can visit the GoFundMe account.

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