SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — The Santa Monica Firefighters Association has established a fund to help the family that lost a child Friday in the crash involving two big rigs and a minivan inside McClure Tunnel.
The fund will assist the Looney Family who lost a 2-year-old boy in the crash. Another Looney child, 17, suffered severe injuries and is in critical condition. Other family members also sustained injuries ranging from moderate to mild.
The CHP said Saturday that a 23-year-old truck driver from Panorama City was going too fast inside the tunnel and caused the deadly accident. They said he slammed on the brakes when he realized he was about to go around a blind curve but he slammed into the minivan carrying seven people.
Firefighters opened the fund with a $1,000 donation.
The Firefighters said “donations received will help the family begin to rebuild their lives.”
Donations (by check) should be directed to:
Santa Monica Firefighters Association Fund —
c/o The Looney Family
222 Hollister Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Or deposits to:
Chase Bank Account Transfer: Account # 3095918057