A mother whose two young sons were killed in a car crash has found a way to honour them after giving birth to twin baby girls.
Trista Curry, 31, and her daughter Avalon, four, miraculously survived the crash in March last year the took the lives of Camden, nine, and baby Maxwell, 19 months.
The family were on their way to relatives in Stephen, Minnesota, US, for Easter when the tragedy happened.
Less than a year after their deaths, Trista has given birth to twins – and has chosen to name them after the big brothers they wont get to meet.
Eloise Maxwell and Isla Camden were born on February 18 at the same hospital where their mother had been treated following the car crash.
Remembering the horrific incident, dental nurse Trista, of Fargo, North Dakota, said: I knew something was bad when I didnt hear my kids crying.
She found out she was pregnant three months after the boys died on March 25 when their SUV began to slide in bad weather on an interstate in North Dakota.
What happened next is still a blur for Trista, who said she felt helpless as a bakery delivery van smashed into the right side of her car.
I looked up and watched in disbelief as the front of the lorry came towards us, she said.
I was screaming for help. Nobody was crying, my boys were gone instantly, there was no screaming or crying or anything like that.
Trista suffered five broken ribs, a lacerated liver and a fractured skull in the crash while Avalon was treated for a head trauma and brain bleed.
Her then partner Brian Dean, 32, a former UHaul general manager, passed the crumpled wreck where his two sons had lost their lives on his way to hospital, to see Trista and Avalon.
No charges were brought against either Trista or Michael Soyring, 50, the driver of the lorry, for their involvement in the car crash.
The Grand Forks States Attorney office concluded the crash happened because of poor weather and road conditions.
Trista said she was on such strong pain medication that the deaths of her sons didnt hit her until she returned home.
I went back to our apartment without them and saw all of their stuff. It hit me that they were gone, she said.