Fundraisers have been launched to help the mother of the six-year-old girl who was killed in a two-vehicle crash south of Logan Lake on Nov. 18.
Ember Young died in the head-in collision on Highway 97C near Foley Road that occurred in snowy conditions at about 12:15 p.m.
Ember’s five-year-old, sister Hailey and mom Jordan Goetz sustained serious injuries.
Macy Jarry has organized a campaign to raise money to help cover costs of Ember’s funeral.
The fundraiser is online at gofundme.com under “Ember Young’s funeral expenses.”
“I am setting this up on Jordan’s behalf as she is in no condition to do it herself,” Jarry said in the gofundme post.
“If anyone can help make the financial impact of this situation even a little bit easier on the family, it’s the least we can do in such a devastating time. Thank you for any donation whatsoever.”
Another fundraiser on gofundme.com has been created by Ray Wiens. It can be found by searching “Ember Young family.”
Wiens noted the family has been through tragedy before as Jordan’s husband died this past August.
Jordan and the girls moved in with Jordan’s parents in Merritt, from where they were evacuated last week as the city flooded. They then went to Jordan’s grandmother’s home, but were again evacuated, this time to Kamloops.
Wiens said the trio was en route to his home in Lower Nicola, near Merritt, when the accident occurred.
Cpl. Mike Halskov of the BC Highway Patrol said the crash involved a passenger vehicle and a large utility vehicle.
The RCMP, BC Coroners’ Service and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement branch are investigating.
Halskov said the cause of the collision remains under investigation, adding there is no evidence to suggest any criminality as a contributing factor.
Anyone with information about this collision, including any dash-cam video, is asked to call police at 250-378-4262 and quote file 2021-5574.