Community Shows Support for 6-Year-Old Killed in I-215 Crash
VACATION, Utah – Dozens of people gathered Friday afternoon to put on red ribbons and show their support for a family after a 6-year-old boy died from injuries sustained when several cars were piled up on the Interstate 215.
On Thursday, Utah Highway Patrol officials said a car carrier collided with at least five other vehicles that were slowed or stopped in afternoon traffic on I-215 toward west near 500 East in Midvale.
According to family members on a GoFundMe* post, 6-year-old Edison Kimball died in the accident, while his mother and sisters were all injured.
“We wanted to flood the neighborhood with a sea of red, it’s Eddie’s favorite color! said Beth Fielding, who helped mobilize other neighbors and friends to come to a church parking lot to help cut and tie red ribbons in memory of Edison and in support of the family boy. “They still have a very long way to go until they are home and begin their healing process.”
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Several children from Eddie’s elementary school also helped do their part, including Tenley Wood.
“Most people were crying, some people were really sad,” Wood said of his classmates. “We’re really thinking about them right now!”
Organizers hoped to send a clear message to the Kimball family.
“There are so many people thinking of them, sending love, sending prayers,” Fielding said. “They’re just ready to help in any way they can.”
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