A private memorial service was held Monday afternoon for the Lawrenceville family of five killed when their SUV slid off a North Carolina road.
The service for Daniel Alvarez, his wife Natalie Owens, and the couple's three children was held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel in Buford, facility director Mickey Maddox told the AJC.
Alvarez, 27, and the children, 3-year-old twin boys and a 1-year-old girl, were buried in the Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens and Owens, 26, was cremated, Maddox said.
The family was returning from a religious convention Thursday afternoon when its Jeep Grand Cherokee hydroplaned, left the roadway, overturned and landed in a ditch filled with water near Creswell, N.C., the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.
The two adults and the 1-year-old, Ariela Alvarez, died at the scene. Three-year-old Zacharia Alvarez died after being transported to a local hospital, and his twin, Ezekiel, died Friday evening, police said.
The accident happened in a remote area approximately three miles east of Creswell as the family drove westbound on U.S. 64, said Patty McQuillan, spokeswoman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Creswell is approximately 145 miles east of Raleigh.
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