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Family shattered after son, 6, killed in multi-car crash 8 years after losing daughter to 'rare syndrome'

Edison Kimball’s mother and sisters have suffered injuries after the car crash on Thursday, September 8
UPDATED SEP 10, 2022
Edison Kimball with his parents Kristi and Quinn Kimball (GoFundMe)
Edison Kimball with his parents Kristi and Quinn Kimball (GoFundMe)

MIDVALE, UTAH: A family has been left devastated after losing another child years after they lost their daughter. Edison Kimball’s life was reportedly cut short on Thursday evening, September 8, after a multi-car collision on I-215 that sent nine people to hospitals.

UHP Sgt Cameron Roden said that the six-year-old boy was traveling in his family car with his mother and two sisters when the tragedy struck. as per KSL News. While the little one died, his other family members were rushed to the hospital. One of Edison’s sisters is believed to be out of danger while the other one is reportedly receiving treatment in the ICU at Primary Children's hospital.


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Explaining the scene before the fatal incident that included at least six vehicles along with a car-hauler near 500 East, UHP Lt, Jalaine Hawkes said: “The car-hauler that is unfortunately the most heavy, the biggest, kind of the most dangerous is kind of the vehicle that was not stopped and was actually traveling at a higher rate of speed and then did collide with multiple vehicles at this location.” Also, Roden added that no citations were issued following the accident since its findings were expected to be examined by prosecutors.

Meanwhile, Edison's aunt, Kelli Liston, has started a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the family that lost their three-year-old daughter, Lila, in 2015 because of a "rare syndrome,” The Sun reported. Liston wrote on the fundraiser, “My sister Kristi Kimball and her children were driving on the freeway Thursday evening when they were hit full speed by a semi truck while traffic had slowed to a stop.”

“My sister has a concussion and broken bones. -Kristi and Quinn’s oldest daughter Ruby is in critical condition at Primary Childrens hospital in the ICU awaiting surgery this morning. And Lou is stable,” she continued, before noting: “Kristi and Quinn’s beautiful 6 year old son Edison died in the crash. -please help alleviate some of the immediate financial burden so that this family can focus on healing. - my sister and her husband buried their oldest daughter Lila 8 years ago, and we cannot comprehend what is ahead. Please understand that Kristi and Quinn need time and space to focus on the immediate health care needs of their family. Thank you for your help.”

A number of people have commented below the campaign with one writing, “Quinn and Kristi, first and foremost we want you to know we love you. There are many who do, because you have touched the lives of more than you know. Hopefully we all can, in some way, help buoy you up during this unimaginable time. With love, Darren, McKenzie and Rhett Terry.” Another one said, “There are no answers for why so much pain must be put on an innocent family. I can only hope the future brings health and happiness.”

“My husband was driving home from work and passed the accident right as ambulances were arriving. He said the scene is something he won't be able to get out of head anytime in the future and struck home knowing it can happen at anytime with him and our kids in the car. Prayers for your loss and recovery,” the third one explained and the fourth one added, “Our daughter and Ruby were close friends before our family moved in 2019. We have a son Eddie’s age too so we’ve had loads of play dates. My heart breaks for the Kimballs. I know how much they ache for losing Lila. Sending our most sincere prayers and all our love.”