GoFundMe set up after fatal accident

Staff Report

 On May 27 at around 5:45 p.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred in Muldraugh that resulted in multiple fatalities. A Chevrolet Equinox operated by Synthia Armstrong, 52, of Brandenburg, was traveling south on US 31W when, for unknown reasons according to Kentucky State Police, she crossed the center line and into the path of a 2003 Cadillac CTS headed northbound operated by Christina M. Diaz, 44, of Louisville.

Both Armstrong and Diaz, along with a 12-year-old female passenger of Diaz’s car, were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Meade County Coroner’s office. A 14-year-old male passenger of Diaz’s vehicle was transported to University of Louisville Hospital and was later pronounced deceased. A 11-year-old male passenger of Diaz’s vehicle was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. However, he will more than likely be forever traumatized by the fact that he was the only survivor of a devastating accident in which he had to crawl out of through the back window with a broken clavicle, broken wrist and large wound on his leg. A 7-week-old of Armstrong’s vehicle was uninjured but was also transported Norton Children’s Hospital for examination.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover funeral expenses, doctor bills and the care of the 11-year-old surviving passenger of Diaz’s vehicle.

As of Tuesday, the page has raised nearly $75,000.

While overwhelmingly wonderful that so much money has been raised, the reality of the situation is still very bitter. The 11-year-old survivor has lost his mother, brother and sister — and in all likelihood, $75,000 will not be enough to cover the costs of their funerals and what will amount to be his enormous medical bills.

“Planning a funeral and burial for a Mother and her two kids in these trying times is more than the family ever imagined having to do,” the page reads. “With no insurance plans to help ease the cost, we must ask for help.”

To make a donation, visit https://gf.me/u/x4xfxd.

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