The Redwood City community is in mourning following the deaths of Grace and Greg Ammen in a car crash Friday night. The Ammens leave behind their 7-year-old twin daughters, Madison and Olivia.
The collision occurred just before 8 p.m. in the area of El Camino Real and Finger Avenue, according to the Redwood City Police Department. Officers arrived to find two vehicles on the west sidewalk with major damages, one of them engulfed in flames.
Officers used fire extinguishers to put out the fire. A 17-year-old driver and two passengers were located in that car with non-life-threatening injuries. The Ammens were found trapped in the other vehicle and were later confirmed deceased.
A cause for the crash hasn’t been revealed and the investigation is ongoing, according to Redwood City Police Chief Dan Mulholland, who added that “more information will be released as soon as it is available.”
“There are no words to express the magnitude of this loss,” the chief said. “We are all mourning this tragedy together.”
Mayor Giselle Hale called the event tragic for all involved.
“On behalf of the Redwood City Ciy Council, we extend our deepest sympathies to the two young children who tragically lost their parents,” Mayor Hale said. “Grief and stress counseling have been made available to students and families, and to first responders who provided emergency assistance at the scene.”
A GoFundMe described the couple as “two beautiful souls.” The fundraiser aims to support the raising of their children.
“Grace and Greg were outstanding people and lights of love, support and inspiration to countless friends, family, co-workers and their community,” Liza Spiridon stated in the GoFundMe, adding, “Nothing mattered more to them than Madison and Olivia.”
To support the GoFundMe, go here.
Anyone with further information about this collision is encouraged to call the Redwood City Police Department’s Investigations Unit at (650) 780-7111.
Photo via GoFundMe