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Las Vegas community comes together to help family of fiery crash victims

3 generations from family killed in crash
Posted at 4:01 PM, Jan 05, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas community is coming together to help a family that lost so much from a deadly crash just after Christmas.

On Dec. 26, three members of the Martinez family died a fiery crash in west Las Vegas. The family says 48-year-old Donna Martinez, 29-year-old Amanda and 4-year-old Layla did not survive.

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Today, soap and water doused the street in front of Abuela's Tacos as freshly cleaned cars drove away from a makeshift assembly line.

The Los Villanos Raiders booster club hosted a car wash to raise money for the family to help pay for funeral and hospital expenses.

“It’s a blessing and it feels good to help another,” said Krystle Martinez, a member of the club. She is not related to victim’s family.

The community is hoping to raise $45,000 dollars. By Sunday evening, a GoFund Me page for the family had raised over $40,000.

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With how generous the drivers at the car wash have been, the team may soon raise their goal.

“They’re not just giving us $5 here or $10 there. People are actually donating $30, $40, $50 at a time,” said Angel Gonzalez, another club member.

Money that will help a family coping with a massive loss to move forward, with a community backing them up.

“We’re very grateful to be just able to help the community and people,” said club member Tony Curiel.