Warsaw residents making signs to remind people to slow down after tragic deadly crash
Three children killed while trying to get on their school bus are being remembered by people who've never even met them.
Some Warsaw residents are making signs to remind people to slow down and to raise money to help the families.
This accident is touching people from all over. They're buying bright yellow signs with the names of the three children killed, 6-year-old twins Xzavier and Mason Ingle and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl, printed across the bottom.
They're a reminder for all of us to slow down when we get behind the wheel.
The tragic death of three children on Tuesday morning has affected people that don't even live in their county.
“The first thing I thought of was both my son and my daughter getting off the bus, and it broke me," said Ashley Vervaet, organizer. "It broke my heart and I can’t imagine what that family is going through."
Vervaet had to do something.
“I instantly thought, I need a sign for my road because I live on a busy road," said Vervaet. "A sign just came to me, and I called Roberts Signs and they were all for it."
The signs are bright yellow and remind people to slow down. Ed Roberts was immediately on board.
“It was a great idea," said Roberts. "With us being in the business, we told her we would just do it at cost and then whatever profit was made would go to the family."
Even though they don’t know the family personally, they want to do what they can to help.
“Everybody has a kid," said Roberts. "You see the traffic. There is always problems with texting and traffic. Just to bring awareness and safety to their kids and show support to a family that lost theirs."
They are hoping that these signs help save a life and provide the family some financial comfort in their time of grief.
“Any burden that they may have," said Vervaet. "That would help them to not have to worry about anything for a long time. Because of the tragedy they are going through, they don’t need any worries."
They told WSBT 22 today (Thursday) they've sold more than 110 of these signs and people have called from all over the country, including Connecticut, California, and Florida.
Each sign costs $15 with $10 going to the family. You can order from Roberts Signs in Warsaw at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.