Support from across the country for Monticello family involved in a deadly crash

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Support is pouring in from across the country for a Monticello family involved in a fatal crash. The support for the Hunter family actually came to KCRG.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 in Dubuque, Iowa, Lori Hawkins looks at one of the cards sent to her son's family after 2 of their children died in a car crash. Brandon and Molli Hunter and another child were injured. (Phil Reed/KCRG-TV9)

The state patrol says the family's SUV slid through a stop sign on 215th Avenue at Highway 151.That's when a semi on the highway crashed into the vehicle. That crash near Anamosa happened the afternoon of December 18th.

The collision took the lives of two of the Hunter children, Diamond and Donny. They were seven and eight years old.

Their parents, Brandon and Molli Hunter, and their sister, Hope, were injured. Hope is back in school, Molli has had several surgeries, but is now heading home from the hospital, and Brandon is going through rehab while taking care of his family.

Lori Hawkins is the mother of Brandon Hunter, and grandma to the kids. She is still in shock over the crash.

Hawkins says, "It's just traumatic. It's like a dream, that like you know, you want to wake up from it you know."

Card Flurry saw the story on the KCRG-TV9 website, and decided to help the family. It was started by motivational speaker Jordan Adler. People sign up to send a card and a gift to a family who needs it once a month.

The Hunter family is the first one that it’s helped. They were not around to receive the donation when we dropped if off, so we gave it to Hawkins. She is thankful for the support. She says, "This is like a stranger doing this wow. Hard to believe. That is so awesome."

Brandon Hunter sent a video message to show love to the supporters. He said "I'd like to thank everyone for all their kind words. Their prayers, the donations, and respecting our privacy in this hard time. I ask that you continue to respect our privacy until we get emotionally and physically better."

Card Flurry can be found here.