LORTON, VA. - Two of the at least 12 passengers that died when a bus carrying cruise ship passengers to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico crashed were from Lorton, Virginia, the family confirms.
According to family members, the Behar family recently went on a vacation with Royal Caribbean Cruiselines.
Moises Behar, his wife Anna and their two sons, David and Daniel, were on the trip, along with their grandmother, Fanya Shamis. Shamis, 78, of Coconut Creek, Fl., was also killed on the bus.
Such sad news to report. Family members say Lorton woman and her youngest son were killed in the Mexican bus crash yesterday. Her mother was also killed. They were on a family vacation. Her husband and oldest son are expected to be okay, according to family. @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/mnmonEkOA5— Marcella Robertson (@Marcella_Rob) December 20, 2017
According to Israel Franco, an uncle of the family, Anna and the youngest son Daniel, 11, were both killed when the bus crashed.
Franco said his family is devastated over the news and is making preparations to head down to Florida to be with Moises and his surviving son.
The cause of the bus crash is under investigation.
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