Victims of canal car crash identified as search continues
ST. GEORGES, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities continue to search for the body of a 6-year-old boy whose two brothers and cousin were found dead after their car plunged into a canal.
Eric Lindsey said his 12-year-old son Eric Jr. died in Sunday’s accident, along with cousins 18-year-old Willis Lindsey Jr. and 16-year-old Kyree Lindsey.
Authorities searched Monday for the body of a third brother, 6-year-old Ethan Lindsey.
Police say Willis Lindsey Jr., who was driving the car, pulled a 16-year-old female friend to safety before dying in a bid to rescue the three other boys.
Eric Lindsey said Willis Lindsey was following other family members who were driving a separate car on their way to a football game in Easton, Maryland, when they took a wrong turn and wound up on the canal road.