Twin sisters killed after car hits parked semi on far South Side

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CHICAGO -- A South Side family says they are devastated by the loss of twin sisters who both died in a car accident early Sunday morning.

Just before 5 a.m. Sunday near 103rd and Commercial Ave., police say Abril and Brisa Delapaz's car crashed into the back of a parked semi truck.Police say Brisa was driving, but the exact cause of the crash is not known. They were 26 years old.

Abril and Brisa Delapaz

Their parents say the twins were as close as any siblings could be. Best friends, really.

“They were such good girls, special girls," said their mother, Maria Carvajal.

The twins had recently gone on a trip to Europe, run a 5k race in Chicago, and this weekend attended a going-away party for a friend. They were on their way home when Brisa somehow lost control of her Dodge Neon and crashed into the back of the parked semi in an industrial corridor along Commerical Ave. The corridor runs through Chicago’s far South Side neighborhoods from south Deering to Hegwisch.

“What can I say, this is a terrible loss. My beautiful daughters are gone," Maria Carvajal said.

The accident is still under investigation.