Dad, 2 daughters and niece killed in car crash – ‘I wish I could hug her one last time’

Four members of a New Jersey family have been killed in a horrific car crash over the weekend. George was returning from a birthday party with his two daughters and his niece on Saturday night when the single-vehicle crash happened.

The dad has been identified as George Ritter and his girls Alivia, 5, and Elsie, 9, along with his 8-year-old niece Kenzie.

The 33-year-old dad was driving home at around 9 p.m. when the vehicle crashed into a utility pole, a mile and a half from his home.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

Kenzie’s heartbroken father, Brian Mammoccio, said his daughter was “caring and honest and full of life and spark.”

He added: “I wish I could have her here next to me, give her one last hug because I never got to say goodbye to her.

“Cherish every moment you have with your children because you never know when that moment can be taken away. I only got eight years with mine.”

On Sunday, mourners gathered at the site of the crash to pay tribute to the victims and leave flowers and toys.