On December 29, 2015, the Malarczyk family was heading home from skiing in Killington, VT to get ready for the workweek. Ten minutes into the drive, a truck crossed into westbound traffic as the family came around a bend. Their car was struck head-on.

Siblings Peter, Monica, and Natlie survived the crash, but their parents, Ryszard and Anita Malarczyk, and family friend, Jarsoslaw Karczewski, were killed.