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Kim Johnson ReportingA Pleasant Grove neighborhood is rallying to help a Utah family involved in a fatal car crash last night. They've set up a fund to help with medical bills, and they're planning to send some TLC to the Pleasant Grove family that went on vacation and ended up in the hospital.
Karla Kennedy, Neighbor: “You just have to know what this family means to this community. They’re part of the heart of our neighborhood.”
Ever since they heard the news of the accident this morning, Karla Kennedy and her neighbors have been organizing a relief effort.
Karla Kennedy: "We understand someone is leaving to go tomorrow evening and we'd like to send out a care package to the family so we're trying to get phone cards and things for the children that would make them feel more comfortable."
Sherry Price and her children were on vacation, heading to stay with family in Kansas, when they were hit by another car that had lost control from a blown tire, and sped through the median of I-70. Two people in that vehicle, both from Kentucky, were killed.
All the Prices survived. Sherry Price had to be pulled from her mangled minivan and flown to a hospital. She along with 12-year old Larson, and 8-year old Mary remain there tonight. The other family members have been treated and released.
Neighbors say, the husband and father, Steve Price, who stayed behind to work, flew out last night to be at their side.
Bridget Sims, Neighbor: "I'm hoping that everybody is going to be ok and come through it ok, and that they'll be back to play night games with my kids and get back to normal."
The Price family fund has been set up at Western Community Bank to help with medical bills.