Mark Crosse / Fresno Bee

Saucedo family funeral in Riverdale.

Hundreds attend Fresno memorial for family killed in crash

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 - 11:11 am

Three little white caskets at Oak Grove Cemetery near Laton held the bodies of young siblings killed in a horrific crash south of Riverdale in Fresno County.

Next to them stood two larger caskets. One was for the family's oldest daughter. The other was for the children's mother, Esmeralda Tafoya-Saucedo.

Anguishing over it all Tuesday was husband and father Joe Saucedo, who was in another vehicle and following his family the night of the Feb. 15 crash. Esmeralda Tafoya-Saucedo, 29, died at the scene with her children: Isaac, 1; Nikko, 3; Jada, 6; and Breanna Reyes-Saucedo, 11.

More than 600 people attended the service, filling up the church and leaving many standing outside.

Read the full Fresno Bee story here.

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