Twins Killed in Crash Remembered

September 1, 2011 Updated Sep 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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September 1, 2011 Updated Sep 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM EDT

(East Otto, N.Y.) Residents in East Otto still remember the twin girls who dressed and wore their hair in identical braids.

"It kind of threw people off trying to decide which one was which," says Jim Beach a childhood friend and now Supervisor of the Town of East Otto.

On Wednesday, Margaret Lamberson and her twin sister, Marjorie Kazmark, were killed while trying to drive across Route 39 in the Town of Concord.

A 14-wheel truck carrying a load of grain crashed into the women's SUV killing both 68-year olds instantly.

Investigators are still trying to figure why the women failed to yield at a stop sign and drove in front of the westbound truck.

"Those two girls were truly twins. They were together all the time," adds Supervisor Beach.

Both women had previously worked at the Robinson Knife Company in Springville.

"They use to drive there together," comments John Witek, owner of "John Boys" Restaurant and Bar in East Otto.

"John Boys" was previously owned by Margaret Lamberson and her husband. It operated under the name of "Uncle Willie's."

A joint funeral will be held for the twin sisters on Monday at the Hills Funeral Chapel in Gowanda.