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Pool to help accident victims' families

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Posted By: Camila Orti
corti@klkntv.com

A fundraiser in Fremont this weekend will benefit the families of four teens involved in a car accident.

The crash happened in June, causing the deaths of three 16-year-olds and putting another one in the hospital.

Family friends say the teens were heavily involved and loved by their community. Ali Granger, supervisor at the Fremont Splash Station and teacher at Fremont High School says she wanted to do something to help support the affected families.

"They were all just great kids and I mean, so excited about everything and smart, hardworking," Ali Granger said.

It was on a Dodge County road where Jackson Blick, Trey Hansen and Tyler Walling were killed.

Jake Burnside, the sole survivor of the accident, is expected to be out of the hospital some time this week.

Trey, Jackson and Tyler would've been juniors this year.

Family friend Cydney Granger said she was like a big sister to Trey.

"He was just so young," Cydney said, "he was just going to go so far with everything and I knew he was, too. He just talked about so many different things and he was so excited for college."

Ali hopes the benefit will let people know they can smile again.

"The boys are always going to be with us but it's just in a different way and that they would want everybody to be happy and smile," Ali said.

The fundraiser will be held this Saturday night from 7:30-10:00 p.m. at the Fremont Splash Station.

From the admission price to sales of food, shirts and bracelets, all proceeds will go to the families of the four teens.

"We're hoping that bringing their classmates together will really help out prior to going back to school," Ali said.

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