[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A sad story just became more tragic.  Yesterday, we learned of the death of two year old Akeena Bennett after a car crash on I-95 in Deerfield Beach. Monday, her older sister Keanna passed away.

The young girls’ parents, Annette and Keane Bennett, were in New York attending a wedding and had left the girls with their godmother.  On their way back from church, she got into an accident while driving on I-95 in Deerfield Beach.  Akeena died on Sunday, soon after she was brought to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.  Her sister Keanna, 5, was on life support until her death on Monday.

Neither child was in a child car safety seat.  Apparently, they were also not wearing seat belts.  Although it has not yet been confirmed, the lack of protection likely contributed to their deaths.

For more on this developing story:

SUN-SENTINEL: Second girl dies from crash on I-95, family says.

LOCAL 10:  2nd girl dies after car crash along I-95 in Deerfield Beach; ‘We are all mourning. We are all in distress,’ grandmother says.

CBS4: Sisters Ages 2 And 5 Killed In Deerfield Beach Crash That Had Part Of I-95 Shut Down.

On the Go Fund Me fundraising website, the girls’ mother was quoted as saying, “Our Children are gone. We are totally broken”

Here is the full text of the Go Fund Me Post:

Help us get through this rough time. As you know Carlos and i 2 children Akeena and Keanna was in a very terrible accident yesterday. Akeena has died she has gain her precious little wings and we have opted to keep Keanna on life support since they gave her 24hrs to live. This is going to be a long road ahead of us and we need your support. I have seen the calls and the messages asking how you can help. Please continue to pray for us and our family if you are able to, come see us please come be with us and if you are able to help us financially please please help us no amount is too big or too small. We had life insurance for us incase anything happened to Carlos and i the girls would be ok. I never thought it would be the other way around. Tears tears tears tears mi can’t tek this please please someone tell me this is a dream wake mi up please wake mi up. We can’t live through this we can’t take this lord our 2 children one time. No lord no please no. We need your support and prayers like never before.

If you would like to make a donation to the family, you can go to their Go Fund Me page by clicking here.

This story was prepared by our Deerfield Beach news desk with additional  information from various public sources and other websites.

For more Deerfield Beach news and events information you can go to our website and read our publication, Deerfield Beach Magazine.

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