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Olathe community fundraising for crash victims families

Olathe and Delta residents are raising money for four families after fatal crash.
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 7:43 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A head-on collision on Dec. 21, 2021, left four families without their primary providers.

”We usually get about 160 people to harvest corn and do farm work. On my farm about five stayed late. So we got to know each other pretty well and that was the hardest part,” said owner of Tuxedo Corn, John Harold.

Three workers for Tuxedo Corn were killed from that crash while a fourth is still recovering from injuries.

”I started a GoFundMe to help the families. It doesn’t matter how much you donate, it’s just help,“ said Jose Gonzalez.

”We feel strongly that it’s our responsibility, not only as Tuxedo Corn, but as a community to support the families until that time,” said John Harold.

It’s a lengthy and expensive process, months in the making, getting the bodies back to Mexico and getting insurance money to the surviving families.

”It’s hard because they come here to work and earn a living,” said Jose Gonzalez.

”Our goal is $18,000-20,000 where on a weekly basis we would send money down to Mexico, as well as the gentleman in intensive care at St. Mary’s,” said John Harold.

100% of the proceeds donated at Alpine Bank locations will go to the cause.

”It’s a tragic situation.... It’s hard to get over,” said John Harold.

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