NEAR FREDERICKSBURG -- For the first time, the father of two teenagers killed in a pileup crash speaks with KENS 5.
"My throat fell. I've been lost just a little bit lost," Shane Langbein said.
Langbein holds on to a picture from last Christmas with his only daughter, Destiny. Now he is suffering the sudden loss of both his children.
"My kids loved one another very much. They loved my family very much and they were loved we are going to miss them very much."
On Saturday Destiny's car lost control on highway 290 east of Fredericksburg. Her brother Evan was in the passenger's seat. Their car crossed over to the opposite side of the highway and hit two other cars, Destiny and Evan did not survive.
"We had lunch together we had left the restaurant and we were going to my house to sign Destiny up for cheer at Texas State," Langbein said.
The mood matched the weather Monday at Fredericksburg High School, gloomy. A classmate of Evan's said he was an unforgettable friend.
"Always active and awake you never had to worry about Evan falling asleep in class."
He hopes to never lose another classmate.
"You don't expect to have people die when you're in high school. You don't expect God to start taking people away from out that fast."
Grief counselors were available to talk with students and a memorial will be set up for Evan. His father is grateful for the support.
"To everyone who loved my kids. Thank you and I appreciate it," he said.
Destiny lived with her mother in Round Rock. She was a senior at Leander High School.
Two of the five victims hospitalized have been released from the hospital.