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Reedley rallies behind Saldaña family after fatal crash kills child

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8-year-old Eliseo Saldaña died in a car crash on Oct. 4

REEDLEY, California (KSEE) — It’s been a long nine days for the Saldaña family, after 8-year-old Eliseo Saldaña died in a car crash on Oct. 4. However, they say the community has been behind them the entire time — especially on Sunday.

Anyone driving past the Sinclair Gas Station on Manning Avenue would’ve seen a crowd of cars. It wasn’t because of a hold up at the pump, rather it was a way the community was raising money for Eliseo’s funeral services.

“He was a nice kid, a loving kid. He cared about everybody else and he just wanted to make everybody happy,” said Eliseo’s older brother, Fernando.

When deciding on a fundraiser, Fernando said it was a no-brainer to do a car show. Eliseo had a passion for cars and trucks, he said.

California Highway Patrol said around South and Alta avenues on Oct. 4, 21-year-old Daniel Lemus ran a stop sign. He collided right into the car Eliseo and two others were in.

Eliseo died on impact, while the two others had only minor injuries.

Lemus wasn’t hurt in the crash and was driving without a license, according to CHP. The investigation found no evidence of alcohol or drugs.

Aside from the car show, the Saldaña family also sold raffle tickets. As they continue to cope with what happened, they’re grateful Reedley residents have been so supportive.

“We appreciate the love and support from everybody,” Fernando said.

You can still help the Saldaña family out. Click here to donate to a GoFundMe campaign that’s been set up.

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