Fundraiser begun for Clear Lake family after NY crash

Fundraiser begun for Clear Lake family after NY crash

Credit: KHOU

State police say Jennifer Hodson of the Houston suburb of Clear Lake was driving when the van crashed. Her 67-year-old mother was killed.

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 12:25 PM

HOUSTON -- More than $45,000 has been raised online for the eight members of a Clear Lake family who were injured in central New York when their van crashed during a vacation trip.

Karl Mortensen of Cicero, near Syracuse, says an account has been set up on a fundraising website for his sister-in-law’s family. They were traveling to Massachusetts last Sunday when their van crashed and overturned on the Thruway near Herkimer.

State police say Jennifer Hodson was driving when the van crashed. Her 67-year-old mother was killed.

Hodson and her seven children ranging in age from 4 to 16 were injured. Five were treated and released and are staying at Mortensen’s home.

Hodson was released from the hospital and is also at Mortensen’s. Her other two children, ages 13 and 14, remain hospitalized.

Online: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/hodson-car-crash-expenses/72627

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