A dad, his daughter and her teenage friend were tragically killed in a horror car crash as they returned from a birthday party.
The accident happened in Curitiba, Parana state, southern Brazil, on Saturday night (3rd September).
Braulio dos Santos Silva, 54, his daughter Evelyn dos Santos Silva, 20, and her friend Kesya Cristina Araujo dos Santos, 19, were returning from a bar where they had been celebrating Keysa’s birthday when the car Braulio was driving smashed into a tree.
The impact was so severe that one of the young women was thrown from the vehicle, said the Fire Brigade.
A fireman told local media: “We arrived at the scene with our teams and the doctor, but the victims were already dead. It was a high-intensity collision. We have no way of saying if they were wearing a seatbelt.”
The Volkswagen Golf was left completely mangled, while tire marks on the tarmac suggest Braulio had tried to brake.
It is not clear if he was drunk behind the wheel, but police said there was no evidence of other motorists’ involvement.
The victims were buried in Curitiba on Monday.
Evelyn’s cousin and Braulio’s niece Daiane Hoiniack told local media: “Evelyn was a joker and friendly and my uncle was a super father. He gave her everything she wanted, he was always with her. She was his little princess.”
The Traffic Violations Department has said it will investigate the accident.