David Bauguess, 29, had just gotten out jail two months and one day before the accident, and was trying to get his life together by starting a tattoo parlor.
Ashley Bauguess, a 24-year-old mother of two, was getting ready to go back to college.
Joseph "Joey" Bauguess, 17, was also trying to return to school to earn his GED.
The three siblings were also inseparable, right up until the accident that suddenly took their lives on Route 543 near Bel Air Monday night, their stepfather John Farmer said Wednesday afternoon.
"They hung around like two cats would; you couldn't separate them. I guess they died with the persons they loved," Farmer said from the Fallston home of his wife's parents.
"One second can change everything, just like that," he said. "I guess God meant it to be. I guess he wanted them to go together, because they were always together."
About 10 p.m. Monday, the three Bauguess siblings were riding in a 2003 Chevy Cavalier headed south on Route 543 between Wheel Road and Route 136, when police say the Cavalier crossed the center line and sideswiped a car traveling north. The Cavalier then spun around in the northbound lane and was T-boned by another car traveling north. The impact of the crash split the Cavalier in half. Police have not made a determination who was driving the Cavalier.
All three Bauguess siblings were pronounced dead at the scene; two occupants of one of the other cars remain hospitalized. State police continue to investigate what happened.
Visitation, prayer service planned
Farmer lives in Elkton with the Bauguess siblings' mother, Sharon Farmer, his wife of 11 years.
He said their children split their time between the Elkton home and the one in Fallston, on Marquis Court in the Rochelle Meadows community off Route 152, where their grandparents live.
The family is arranging a private cremation with Schimunek Funeral Home in Bel Air and plans to receive friends Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the funeral home.
The visitation will be followed by a Catholic prayer service at 3 p.m.
Farmer said his children used to go to St. Mark's Catholic Church in Fallston.
He said he was struggling to understand the accident, saying they all left the Fallston home an hour before it happened, apparently to go to their uncle's house.
None of them had been drinking or using drugs before they left, he said.
Farmer said his wife was very emotional when she learned about the accident.
"She freaked out when I told her all three of them [died]," he said.
Outgoing and fun
He described their children as outgoing and fun.