ISP: Family from Beavercreek identified as I-70 crash victims

(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana State Police have identified the victims of a crash that killed two children on Tuesday.

ISP said the two children killed were one-year-old Finley Bereda and five-year-old Brennen Bereda.

Their mother, 33-year-old Christina Bereda, is currently hospitalized. Their three-year-old brother is also in the hospital. Both are in Indianapolis hospitals.

ISP said that child seats were being used. The family is from Beavercreek, Ohio. That’s just outside of Dayton. ISP said the family was traveling to Missouri.

Investigators said a semi rear-ended Bereda’s van after failing to stop or slow down in a construction zone. The crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. on westbound I-70 near the Vigo/Clay county line.

Bystanders were performing CPR on the children when emergency crews arrived at the crash. The two children were pronounced dead on the scene.

Another semi was struck during the crash. That driver was treated and released.

The semi driver that crashed into the van was sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s