Candlelight vigil held for Omro siblings killed in Florida crash

Published: Dec. 30, 2020 at 1:35 PM CST
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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WBAY) - A candlelight vigil was held Thursday for two Omro siblings killed in a crash caused by a carjacking suspect in east-central Florida.

The Omro School District identified the victims as Domynick Milis, 21, and Danycka Milis, 18, in a letter to district families on Wednesday. Domynick and Danycka were graduates of the Omro School District.

Vigil for Milis Family in Omro

Posted by WBAY TV-2 on Thursday, December 31, 2020

The candlelight vigil started at 6 p.m. at the Omro High School Football Field. CLICK HERE to learn more about the event’s Facebook page. Attendees were asked to bring a candle to light.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Milis family. CLICK HERE to donate.

A 13-year-old Omro boy and a 17-year-old Omro girl were injured in the crash. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida says they are in stable condition. Their names were not made public.

Omro School District officials provided counseling services to current students Thursday in the High School Media Center.

Our hearts our heavy with more tragic news for our small community out of Florida today. Our thought and Prayers are...

Posted by Omro Police Department on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The crash happened Dec. 29, at about 7 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol report states a 47-year-old Orlando man was driving on I-95 in Volusia County when he made a U-Turn into the wrong direction of traffic. He struck the Milis’ vehicle head-on.

The Volusia Sheriff’s Office says the 47-year-old man was suspected in an armed carjacking case and was fleeing authorities. He has yet to be identified.

The Milis siblings were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their teenage passengers were taken to a hospital.

The carjacking suspect also died at the scene.

The Volusia Sheriff’s Office posted body camera footage from the scene on Facebook.

“Watching this video is difficult, knowing that two young, innocent lives (ages 18 and 21) were lost when the suspect crashed into their vehicle. The suspect was also killed in the crash,” reads the Sheriff’s Facebook post. “The crash itself was not captured on body camera and is not shown here, but the wreckage is visible at the end, along with some brief audio of deputies approaching to render aid.”

*Tragic video – our hearts are with the family who lost their loved ones* This is body camera footage of the events...

Posted by Volusia Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

“The Sheriff’s Office is providing this video publicly because the seriousness of the incident requires full transparency. The footage provides an understanding of the pursuit that ended prior to the suspect driving into oncoming traffic.”

The Sheriff says, “The victims who lost their lives were 18 and 21. The children in the back seat, who survived, are 13 and 17. My heart is broken for them, their parents, their entire family. I can’t imagine facing a loss like this, having to endure such unspeakable pain caused by such a senseless act.”

Volusia County is east of Orlando. Its biggest cities are Deltona and Daytona Beach.

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