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Eight Frankfort residents killed in Mexico crash

Posted at 4:10 PM, Apr 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-16 18:41:13-04

FRANKFORT — According to the Frankfort Police Department, eight Frankfort residents were killed in a crash while traveling to Mexico.

Two of the victims were students in the Frankfort school system.

Jocelyn Meija Garcia attended Suncrest Elementary School and Jesus Meija Garcia went to Frankfort High School, according to a Facebook post.

Their father, Gaudelupe, and relatives, Fernando Garcia, Jesus Angeles and Maria Cuevas of Frankfort were also killed in the crash.

Frankfort police later announced that Blanca Guzman and her one-month-old baby also died in the crash.

"We have lost eight of our family members, friends and Frankfort residents," Frankfort Police Chief Scott Shoemaker said. "Please keep the family in your prayers. Very sad situation. We need to honor their memory and ensure the families get the answers regarding the cause of the crash.”

Frankfort police said they are currently working to receive more information about the accident from Mexican authorities.

As we learn more about the five Frankfort residents who were killed in a crash while traveling through Mexico, our condolences to the family. The tragedy includes the loss of two students in our school system. Jocelyn Mejia Garcia attended Suncrest Elementary and Jesus Mejia Garcia attend Frankfort High School. His father, Guadalupe and relatives, Fernando Garcia and Jesus Angeles, were also killed in the crash. There may be additional deaths as a result of the crash, but we cannot reveal names at this time.

Our hearts are hurting for the family here in the City of Frankfort. Frankfort Community Schools will have grief counselors available to support Jocelyn and Jesus’ friends, teachers and classmates beginning tomorrow, April 17.

We will also try to receive more information about the accident from Mexican authorities. We know Mexican officials are working with U.S. officials regarding those killed.
Dr. Matt Rhoda School Superintendent Scott Shoemaker, Chief of Police