Southern Indiana community rallies around family after 2 children killed by train
A southern Indiana community came together Wednesday night to raise money for the family of two children killed by a train last month.
SELLERSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana community came together Wednesday night to raise money for the family of two children killed by a train last month.
Hundreds of people showed up to 812 Bar and Grill to remember Adalynn Fouch, 5, and Wyatt Fouch, 4. The two siblings were killed June 28 when the car they were riding in was hit by a train on State Road 160 in Henryville. The children's mother was driving and was taken to the hospital with severe injuries.
"The enormous amount of medical bills, funeral expenses ... anyone who has ever been to the hospital knows that piles up quick," said Jake Badger, the children's cousins who organized the fundraiser. "We want to try and change the mood that has been lingering over the family for the past couple of weeks ever since this tragedy happened."
Tickets to get to in and a portion of the night's food and drink proceeds went directly to the family. There was even a silent auction with items donated.
Several family members were in attendance, including Wyatt and Adalynn's mother, who is still recovering from her injuries. Many of those in attendance did not know the children personally but wanted to show their support in any way they could.
"It was something I definitely wanted to be a part of," said Ashley Strange with 812 Bar and Grill. "I just wanted to help them out. I thought we kind of needed to do that."
"I think it's nice that the community comes together, even if it's for some kids they don't even know," Taryn Gotter said. "It's just special."
The investigation into how this crash happened is still on-going.
"Henryville is a very close-knit community, especially after the tornado hit in stuff like that," Badger said. "Just to see them come back again, and not just Henryville, but the whole local area, So it's been remarkable."
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