2 children killed in crash at Florida Panhandle mini-golf course identified

2 children killed in crash at Florida Panhandle mini-golf course identified
A 6-year-old girl and her 4-year-old brother were killed Friday when a vehicle crashed into a Florida miniature golf course. (Carsten Rehderpicture alliance via Getty Images)

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Two children were killed Friday afternoon when a vehicle crashed into a Florida Panhandle miniature golf course, authorities said.

Update 10:15 p.m. ET Dec. 6: Two children, killed Friday afternoon when a vehicle crashed into a Florida Panhandle miniature golf course, have been identified.

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The “Support for Lauren and Matt Kirchgessner” GoFundMe page was created Sunday to raise funds for the parents of Addie and Baylor Kirchgessner, killed in the Friday crash, WDRB reported.

The family is from Louisville, Kentucky, the TV station reported.

“Energetic, fun loving, and huge personalities, these tiny people touched the lives of so many,” the GoFundMe page states.

Update 5:50 p.m. ET Dec. 5: The 6-year-old girl and her 4-year-old brother were with family members at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park in Panama City Beach at around 3:30 p.m. CT, the Panama City Herald reported. The children and their parents, who were also at the mini-golf course, were visiting from Kentucky, Debbie Ward, public information officer for the city of Panama City Beach, told the newspaper.

According to a police report, Scott Donaldson of Panama City Beach was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, the Panama City Herald reported. Police said Donaldson veered from the westbound lanes of Front Beach Road and onto the Coconut Creek property, where the vehicle struck the two children.

One child died at the scene, while the other died at an area hospital, the newspaper reported.

Charges are pending, Ward said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, WJHG reported.