WINCHESTER, Tenn. (WKRN) – As difficult as it is, Matt and Lisa Bundy are trying to be strong for their family.
“It’s been so devastating,” sister-in-law Lisa Bundy said. “It is hard to not ask the question why? We can only assume that God does have some bigger picture that we have no idea what it is now.”
Matt’s sister Lynette, her husband Aaron, and 7-year old twin sons, James and John Hill, were involved in a horrific crash on New Year’s Eve in Winchester.
The boys were first grade students at Deerfield Elementary School in Coffee County.
James died shortly after the wreck.
“James was the happiest child you’ll ever meet,” Lisa Bundy said. “He always had a smile on his face. He loved airplanes and reading.”
“He was a non-verbal autistic, but he was a wonderful child and everyone loved him,” she said.
The twins’ mother is banged up pretty badly.
“She’s got 12 broken ribs, and several broken vertebrae, but she’s been up and walking around,” Matt Bundy said.
Aaron Hill remains in intensive care.
“Aaron is not doing that good, he had a setback last night, and they got him on a ventilator,” Matt Bundy said. “They’re concerned about the head injury he’s got.”
Matt Bundy is also wondering what happened to cause 83-year old Mary Parks to rear-in the van. Police are trying to determine if it was mechanical or medical.
“Something must have happened to cause her to be going that fast, something medical,” Matt Bundy said.
The family is grateful for the outpouring of support, from people they know and don’t know, from both near and afar.
“People from all over the world have been donating and sending prayers and we’re so thankful and appreciative of,” Lisa Bundy said.
Family members tell News 2 the mother does know her twins are dead, but they haven’t told the father since he’s been in and out of consciousness and not doing so well.
Funeral arrangements have not been made for the twins at this time. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.
Parks died New Year’s Day. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.
Parks sister-in-law Johnnie Northcutt was in the car with Parks and also injured.