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16-year-old boy kills his parents and three siblings on their way to Disney World

By Mason White 1:50 PM November 23, 2014
The Hardman family 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A family’s dream trip to Disney World ended in tragedy.

Trudi and Michael Hardman took their six children from their home in Texas, to Disney World in Florida.

However, they were killed when the driver, who was their 16-year-old son, fell asleep at the wheel.

Police have charged the teen with reckless operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor, after apparently falling asleep at the wheel and driving off a Louisiana roadway around 10:45 p.m.

Trudi and Michael Hardman were killed along with 3 of their 6 children. The two other children along with the driver were hospitalized. One is in critical condition.

The three dead children were 4, 7, and 15 years old.

The tragedy occurred during what was supposed to be “the trip of a lifetime,” Van Zandt County Fire Marshal / Emergency Management in Texas posted on Facebook.

Trudi and Michael Hardman were both teachers in Wills Point, Texas. May they rest in peace.

A Go Fund Me page was set up to help the family. In just two days, people donated $23,000. The money will be split five ways to cover 5 funerals. Any money that is left over will be going to support the surviving children.