On December 29, 2015, the Malarczyk family headed home from skiing in Killington, Vermont to get ready for the work week. Ten minutes into the drive, a truck crossed into westbound traffic as the family came around a bend and was struck head-on. Peter, Monica, and Natlie survived the crash but their parents, Ryszard and Anita Malarczyk, and family friend, Jarsoslaw Karczewski, were all killed.