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Twin sisters killed in car accidents on same road 18 years apart

By Mason White 2:08 PM March 4, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A family in Indiana, relived a nightmare after their two daughters were killed in car accidents on the same road,18 years apart.

Sarah Sanaghan, a 29-year-old single mother of an 11-year-old boy, was tragically killed in a car crash just 500 feet from where her twin sister died in a hit and run, 18 years ago.

Sanaghan died early Thursday morning, when she pulled in front of a semi-tanker truck on a highway near Crete.

The truck hit the passenger side of her Chevrolet Cruze around 5:40 a.m., and Sanaghan, who worked as a nurse, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Dyer, of blunt force trauma to the head.

Sadly, the fatal accident took place just steps away from where her twin sister, Cari Sanaghan, and two friends, were killed on May 26, 1996. Sarah Sanaghan witnessed that accident.

The accident happened when the twins were 11 years old. They had a sleepover at their home, and during the night, the girls sneaked out of the house and were killed while trying to cross the road.

Cari and her friends Courtney Lauer, 11, and Sheena Acres, 12, were killed. The driver of the car was later identified as Richard Devon. He lived three hours away from the girls.

Devon was charged and convicted of leaving the scene of an accident. He served just one year of his 2 1/2 year sentence. He got out early for good behavior.