Five members of the same family have died in a 20-plus car pile up near St. George, Utah on Sunday evening.
According to tragic reports, the total death toll from the crash – caused by a blinding dust storm – now stands at eight.
In one of the cars involved in the pile up, three children were killed, as well as a mother and a father who were part of an extended family.
On Sunday evening, Mason Sawyer was waiting in St. George, Utah, for his family – his wife, his brother, two of his children and one of his brother’s children.
Sadly, they were involved in the aforesaid crash when a dust storm led to a 400-ft pileup of crashes, including several semi trucks.
Mason’s wife, 30-year-old Kortni Sawyer, was killed, as were two of the couple’s children, Riggins, 6, and Franki, 2. The pair’s third child, Blue, was injured but released from hospital a day later.
Mason’s brother, Race Sawyer, 37, who had been driving the car, was also killed in the crash, along with his son, 12-year-old Rider.
A GoFundMe page set up for the family reads:
So far, the GoFundMe has raised $232,900.
Rest in peace to the victims of this horrific crash. Our thoughts an prayers are with their families.
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