ROCHESTER – A 10-year-old Argos girl is recovering from a crash that killed her twin sister and mother Friday night.
The wreck happened just after 6 p.m. on U.S. 31 South, just south of 375 North. Police say 46-year-old Leesa Sexton was driving southbound on U.S. 31 when for an unknown reason she veered off the road and into the grass. The car then veered back onto the pavement and rolled several times.
There were three people in the car -- all members of the Argos family. Leesa and 10-year-old Katelin Sexton were killed in the crash. Katelin’s twin sister Sarah survived.
According to a post Sarah’s father made on Facebook, she was airlifted to the hospital and released soon after.
“Leesa Sexton and Katelin Sexton, know that the two of you will be greatly missed. My heart is broken now that I have lost the two of you,” the girls’ father and Leesa’s husband, Ed Sexton, posted on Leesa’s Facebook page.
"Sarah will find out tomorrow of her sister's and mother's passing," he went on to write.
On Sunday, Ed Sexton shared his memories of his wife and daughter with WSBT.
"My wife was a very devout, loving member of the Saint Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church," he said. "She was always thinking about the girls and their needs and putting them in front of her own. She was a very beautiful woman whom I will miss so much. Katelin was a very bright and bubbly girl who was half of a set of twins. Her twin was in the accident with her but survived the accident. It will be hard on her to continue, probably more so for her than any of us in the family because of this bond that they had."