‘Independence Day’ Actress Joey King Reveals Sister Was Hit By A Semi-Truck: ‘Please Keep Her In Your Thoughts And Prayers’

“Independence Day: Resurgence” actress Joey King revealed that her older sister, Kelli, is “on the road to recovery” following a terrifying accident.

Joey took to Instagram on Wednesday to share that Kelli was hit by a semi-truck while riding her bike to work.

“My sister Kelli was in a terrible accident where she was hit by an 18 wheeler semi truck while bicycling to work yesterday morning,” wrote the 17-year-old actress. “She’s in great hands and is on the road to recovery. I’m just unbelievably grateful that she’s alive. Please keep her in your thoughts.”

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The teen posted the heartfelt note alongside a sweet caption asking fans for prayers. “Thank you for reading. My sister @kelliisking is one of the toughest people I know,” she wrote. “Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”

Prior to revealing the accident, Joey shared a sister selfie of her and Kelli on Tuesday with the caption, “Wishing my Biggish Bear a health recovery. Hold the ones you love tight. I love you @kelliisking so grateful you are here.”

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Joey’s other sister, Hunter King, also shared an emotional message dedicated to Kelli on Instagram.

“My homie since day one,” Hunter captioned a throwback photo of her and Kelli as kids. “Kelli I’m so thankful that you’re okay. God was lookin out for you yesterday. I love you so much and you bet your a** I’m gonna call you every day to bug you and remind you how much you’re loved.”

The 23-year-old “Young & the Restless” star ended the post with a message mimicking Joey’s. “Gotta hold the loved ones tight and be thankful for each day,” Hunter wrote with the a heart emoji. “Not even a semi truck can stop you.”

The King sisters weren’t alone in sending supportive messages across social media. “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown sent well-wishes by retweeting Joey’s post about her sister. “Thinking of you all Joey! Hugs and kisses,” the British actress wrote along with heart and kiss emojis.

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