Second child dies from crash injuries
Feb 24, 2013 | 2105 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ETOWAH (AP) — A 10-year-old boy has become the third person to die from injuries suffered in a crash this week.

WRCB-TV cited Higgins Funeral Home in reporting the death on Friday of Dawson Bloom.

The boy’s mother, 27-year-old Linda Bloom, and sister, 6-year-old Cayla, were killed on Wednesday when their car collided with a construction truck in Etowah.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said Bloom turned in front of the truck, which then hit the driver’s side of the car and sent it down an embankment.

The boy’s father, David, and brother, 8-year-old Kadin, were injured in the crash and released from a Knoxville hospital.

Benton Mayor Jerry Stephens and the Benton Police Department have spearheaded a fund at First Volunteer Bank and First Tennessee Bank to help the family with medical and funeral expenses.

“Any donations would be greatly appreciated as there are considerable funeral and medial expenses this family is facing during this incredibly difficult time,” Stephens and King said.

Higgins Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of family arrangements.

Donations can be directed to:

First Volunteer Bank, P.O. Box 270, Benton TN 37307, or First Tennessee Bank, P.O. Box 330, Benton TN 37307.

For additional information, contact Benton City Hall at 338-5733.