Community members are rallying around the families of two teens who were killed in a tragic crash near St. Anthony last week.
They’ve donated thousands of dollars to GoFundMe accounts set up to help the families of Teagen Bradshaw and Tanner Nicol cover funeral costs.
As of 10:30 a.m. today, people had donated $6,765 of the $7,500 goal to Bradshaw’s family.
“Teagen was a kind spirited teen who loved god, dirt bikes and snowmobiles. He was also attending Sugar Salem High School, where he was proceeding into his Senior Year,” according to the online fundraiser, gofundme.com/help-fund-teagens-memorial.
People had also donated $7,020 to help Nicol’s family. Organizers are hoping to raise a total of$8,000 for them.
“Tanner took advantage of every minute he had here and lived his life to the fullest. His relationships with family and friends meant the world to him,” according to gofundme.com/tanner-nicol-memorial-fund.
The latter website indicates that Bradshaw and Nicol, both 17 and from Salem, were best friends.
The fatal crash occurred on U.S. Highway 20 around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 7.
Idaho State Police say one of the juvenile’s, they did not identify which, was driving and the other was a passenger in a pickup.
Their vehicle crashed into the back of a fuel tanker that had stopped at a railroad crossing, and both teens succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the wreck, police said.