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Community gathers to remember three children killed in crash

Posted: 10:24 PM, Jan 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-29 23:24:53-05

An emotional memorial service was held at AC Jones Auditorium in Beeville for the three children who were killed in a car and train collision over the weekend.

Beeville ISD hosted the service in honor of 12-year-old Aiden Posada, 8-year-old Jacoby Posada and 5-year-old Aubrey Galle. All of them attended schools in the district. Many members of the small, tight-knit community came out to mourn the tragic loss of life and show their support for the family.

Aiden, Jacoby and Aubree were remembered as many of their pictures showed them — as smiling, happy children who were loved who will be greatly missed.

On Saturday morning, the three children were passengers in a car that was hit by a train near Mathis as the driver crossed the railroad tracks. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Aiden and Jacoby were not wearing seat belts and Aubree was not restrained in a child safety seat.

Despite the tragic circumstances that claimed their lives, many in Beeville say they will focus on the joy the children brought to everyone around them. Nancy Traylor, who is Aiden’s fifth grade teacher, wrote and read an original poem at Tuesday night’s memorial service. She said a great way to honor the children’s lives is to continue to support their devastated family.

“I cannot imagine the loss of one child, much less three,” Traylor told KRIS 6 News. “And times like this, it’s so special to be a part of a small community where everybody pulls together and supports one another and loves each other.”

DPS continues its investigation of the accident. As we previously reported, there are no arms at the railroad crossing, but there are crossing signs and a stop sign. It’s still unclear why the driver did not see or hear the train.