Family of Rescue Rangers crash victim hoping for help - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Family of Rescue Rangers crash victim hoping for help

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB)  -- A worker who helps other drivers has been killed in a crash on Interstate 71 -- he leaves behind three young children.  31-year-old Kenneth Goldsmith worked for Rescue Rangers ,which is a contractor for AAA.

"He was a real good guy and this didn't deserve to happen to him," says Christopher Goldsmith, the crash victim's brother.

"My brother was one of the best guys you'd ever meet. He'd make friends with anybody," says Kevin Goldsmith, the crash victim's brother.

Police say Wednesday morning Goldsmith lost control on 71 North, hit the cable barrier, went back into traffic, and was struck by a small black truck.  Goldsmith's truck landed on its roof and he was killed, but the other driver is expected to be okay.

The interstate was closed down for several hours because of the crash.

"He was coming back from a run that he was on. Going back to his shop when it happened," says Kevin Goldsmith.

The company's president says Goldsmith had worked for them for six years.

"What they do is they go out, like if a car's stranded, they'll get a call to go. If they need a jumpstart, they'll jumpstart it. If they need a tire changed they change tires for them," says Kevin Goldsmith.

Although he helped others, it was only two years ago that he needed help.

The second floor of Goldsmith's Hannah Avenue home caught fire.

They had to live with family for a year while it was renovated.

Now, it's another hit for this family.

"Right now they're not doing very well. They're pretty shook up over this happening," says Kevin Goldsmith.

Goldsmith didn't have life insurance and his wife stayed home with their kids, ages 13, 10 and 2.

They know moving forward after this unexpected crash will be tough.

That's why they are hoping for help from the community to get them back on their feet as they deal with this tragic death.

The family says, they are working to set up some type of memorial fund.

His wife says his visitation will be held at Evergreen Funeral Home and that they are still working on the arrangements. 

Anyone who wants to help the family can do so through the Kenny Goldsmith Memorial Fund by giving at any Stock Yards Bank in Louisville

Funeral Arrangements:

Visitation Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral Saturday at noon

Evergreen Funeral Home

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