A fund has been set up to help the Maricopa family of two children killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 10 Sunday.
Laureano Ocho Rivera set up the “Garcia & White Family Fund” on GoFundMe.com with the humble goal of $1,000. In one day, more than $5,000 was raised, and donations and condolences continue to come in.
The money is intended to benefit the family of Luis James Garcia, 15, and Mercedes “Sadie” Garcia, 11, who died in the rollover crash.
“Luis and Sadie were taken from us far too soon,” Rivera stated on the fund page. “The pain is felt by an entire community and beyond as this family has touched many of us in one way or another be it from Pee Wee football to Ak-Chin baseball. Please help us help the family. We love you Adam and Della.”
Nine people were in the Chevy Tahoe that flipped after apparently blowing a tire. Maria Almadelia Farias Cervantes, 23, of Phoenix, died of her injuries later at a hospital. The Garcia children were pronounced dead at the scene.
Six others, including the driver, were injured. One teen has life-threatening injuries.