Both Cody and Aria Thomas passed away after the accident yesterday on I-69.

You may have wondered what kind of terrible accident could shut down a portion of I-69 for hours yesterday. Unfortunately, now we know.

A tractor-trailer rear-ended a sedan carrying Brittany Thomas, her 27-year-old husband Cody and their 3-year-old daughter Aria, as well as a family member who was driving. It happened after they were picked up from the airport following vacation.

Brittany and the driver were in the front of the vehicle and both seriously injured. Cody passed away on site, and Aria passed shortly afterward.

As always, the community is coming together to rally behind Brittany and the family during this devastating time. A YouCaring site has been set up to assist with funeral funds. If you'd like to donate, click HERE.

Sending our love to you and your loved ones, Thomas family.