Family Killed In I-95 Stamford Crash: 'Good People Gone Way Too Soon'

Shock and sadness spread after a family of four was killed in a Connecticut crash over the weekend.

Contreras Francisco family

Contreras Francisco family

Photo Credit: GoFundMe photo

Joel Francisco Contreras-Paniagua, age 49; Lorena Contreras Francisco Reyes, age 59; Joel E. Contreras Francisco, age 29; and Daniel Contreras Francisco, age 23, died in the 3 a.m. crash Saturday, May 13 on I-95 in Stamford.

According to authorities, Joel was behind the wheel of a 2019 GMC Terrain that rear-ended a tractor-trailer.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe launched in memory of the family had raised more than $52,000 as of Wednesday, May 17.

"This was such tragic news to hear, never thought this would happen," one donor wrote. "Such a great family to know, as they were like family to us. "My Daughter Alyssa grew up with Danny since they were born. They were my neighbors for a long time. Lots of Prayers to their Family as I know this is a true shock to everyone. 

"Good people gone way too soon, so sad!"

"A kind and beautiful family," another added. "Will be deeply missed."

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