Farmington family recovering from crash in Wyoming

Created: 01/02/2014 5:54 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A Farmington family is lucky to be alive after a terrifying crash in Wyoming. The family is still recovering hundreds of miles away from home, but their church is coming together to help them out.

The image of the Randall Family car crash shocked Stephanie Espana.

"It was chilling, bone chilling when we heard," she said.

This crash sent her sister, Stacey Randall and her family to the hospital. It happened three days after Christmas when the Randall family was driving though Buffalo, Wyoming on their way back to Farmington, when they hit bad weather.

"They came into some blinding snow and they came out of it and there was a semi-trailer stopped in front of them and they slammed into the back of it," said Espana.

But it didn't stop there. The family was hit two more times.

The Randall family had to be air lifted to a hospital in Billings, Montana because their injuries were so severe."

Tony and Stacey Randall and their teenage daughters suffered several broken bones. Both daughters, Annamarie and Jewel, had to have surgery.

Their 16-year-old son Samuel was the only one not injured.

"The patrol officers all the nurses and the doctors told us that no one should have walked away from this accident."

The family will be in Montana for several weeks while the girls recover.

In the meantime, Stephanie and a family friend, Melissa Benny, decided to organize a craft fair and bake sale to raise money.

"People that I don't know friends of friends are said I’ll donate something I’ll make something, it’s going really well," said Benny.

It’s support like this that's keeping the Randall family’s spirits positive.

"It is overwhelming the love and support we have felt."

The fundraiser is on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the United Pentecostal church at 1900 Fairview Avenue in Farmington. There is also a bank account set up for the Randall family at Wells Fargo in Farmington. For more information you can call 505-793-7963.

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