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By the Daily Post staff
A mother and father were killed — and their twin 7-year-old daughters injured — when their car was hit by teenagers who were drag racing in Redwood City, the San Mateo County Coroner said Sunday.
Grace Spiridon, 42, and Gregory Ammen, 44, both of San Carlos, died in the crash on Friday night, according to Coroner Robert Foucrault.
The family was turning onto El Camino Real from Finger Avenue when they were clipped by the boys’ car that was headed south, according to Foucrault.
That spun the family’s car around. The car turned on its side and caught fire.
Police arrived at 7:56 p.m. and used their extinguishers to put out the fire.
The parents were killed and the girls were taken to Stanford Hospital.
The 7-year-olds, Madison and Olivia, lost their parents. However, their injuries are described as minor.Relatives have set up a GoFundMe site for them at https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-madison-olivia.
The three boys in the other car — a 17-year-old driver and two passengers, each 15 — went to the hospital, too. The boys’ injuries were not considered life-threatening.