KIT CARSON, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Services for the five children and the Cheyenne County sheriff’s deputy killed in an accident in a construction zone on U.S. 287 south of Eads will be Friday.

Services will be at 1 p.m. in the Eads High School Auditorium. On Thursday Howard Mitchell and his 12 adopted children were in an accident near the town of Kit Carson. Their van slammed into a cattle hauler. Mitchell and five of the children were killed.

The surviving children remain hospitalized in Denver in fair or serious condition.

Family members issued a statement thanking the community for its prayers and support and said their focus continues to be on the injured children.

Brown Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements and says contributions can be made to the Mitchell Family Memorial Fund at the Kit Carson State Bank, PO Box 175, Kit Carson, CO 80825 or to the Brown Funeral Home, PO Box 432, Eads, CO 81036.

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