A car wash was held in Phoenix on Sunday to raise money to pay for funeral expenses for a family of seven killed in a crash last Sunday on I-10 outside Phoenix.
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as Lanna Flood, 51, Tara Ferris, 32, Tylor Joe Harper, 16, Tori Sanchez, 13, Jullian Flores, 12, Damion Cuadras, 11, and Dominic Cuadras, 10.
Family members told CBS 5 that Flood, her daughter Ferris and Ferris' four children are from Parker, AZ, and members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Sanchez is Ferris' nephew.
Sunday's car wash was at O'Reilly Auto Parts on 3302 E. McDowell Rd.
The family was heading to Phoenix last Sunday to shop for back-to-school supplies, but their trip ended tragically when their mini-van burst into flames after being hit by a semi-truck that crossed the median.
Authorities said that they have yet to determine what caused Sunday's fatal crash, but there is reason to believe that Jose Mireles, the driver of the semi, may have had some kind of medical condition that contributed to the accident.
DPS officers said the semi-trailer was fully loaded with up to 80,000 pounds of soda and was traveling about 75 mph when it hit the van head-on.
The impact pushed both vehicles into a culvert on the shoulder of the highway, where they caught fire.
For those wishing to donate to a memorial fund for the victims, an account has been set up at National Bank of Arizona. The account number is 0463034418. It is for the benefit of the Flood family.
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