Just hours after tragedy struck the wife of young NASCAR star, Ty Dillon – he spoke out about the devastating loss and outpouring of support from everyone in the racing community.
Yesterday, on September 5th, 2018, Dillon’s wife Haley reached out to her following on social media and explained the devastation that had struck her family this weekend – and shared with them how they could help. Many folks had been reaching out to her and asking what they could do to support her family in their time of need.
“I’m devastated to say my family was in a tragic accident,” Haley wrote on Twitter. “My super hero aunt and sweet cousin didn’t make it. People keep asking what they can do to help, if you feel so inclined they set up a GoFundMe. Thank you for your prayers.”
I’m devastated to say my family was in a tragic accident. My super hero aunt and sweet cousin didn’t make it. People keep asking what they can do to help, if you feel so inclined they set up a go fund me. Thank you for your prayers?? https://t.co/7GQ3cRQVin
— Haley Dillon (@HaleyKDillon) September 5, 2018
According to Washington State Patrol, their 2007 Beaver motorhome that was also pulling a trailer was carrying nine family members – all of whom are Washington residents.
Law enforcement officials told Q13 Fox News that the 40-foot motorhome was traveling westbound on the interstate when a tire exploded and the driver, 62-year-old Michael B. Edelbrock, lost control. The vehicle then exited the roadway, struck a guardrail and flew down an embankment where it landed in a creek. The accident killed 61-year-old Lois Edelbrock and 6-year-old Kaci Edelbrock.
Two other family members were airlifted to a local hospital – their condition remains unknown. One family member, 8-year-old Reese, escaped injury.
The Edelbrock family have been dedicated supporters of their local speedway, Evergreen Speedway and have been a beloved part of the local racing community.
Support for the Edelbrock Family.
Posted by Evergreen Speedway on Wednesday, September 5, 2018
In a post from Evergreen Speedway, fellow family member, Mike Edelbrock commented saying that the family is “starting the healing process” and thanked everyone for their support and prayers during this time.
In the moments following his wife’s post to Twitter, NASCAR star driver Ty Dillon opened up about the true tragedy the family has faced.
“There are no words,” he wrote in response. “My wife and I are deeply saddened and want to do what we can. I know that we’ve got a great community around us and we’d love to help her family in any way. At this time any donation would mean so much. Thanks for your prayers.”
There are no words. My wife and I are deeply saddened and want to do what we can. I know that we’ve got a great community around us and we’d love to help her family in anyway. At this time any donation would mean so much. Thanks for your prayers?? https://t.co/TwdoaC30Yv
— Ty Dillon (@tydillon) September 5, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Edelbrock and Dillon families as they work through the healing process and grieve for their deep loss.
Watch Q13 Fox News’ full report below and if you’d like to donate to the GoFundMe – click here.