Washington State Patrol / Twitter / Q13 News
Tragedy has struck this NASCAR driver and his wife’s family after a horrible car crash on the interstate hurt four loved ones – and killed two others.
NASCAR driver Ty Dillon and his wife Haley are mourning the devastating loss of two family members after their motorhome crashed on Interstate 90 outside of Ellensburg, Washington on September 3rd, 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.
“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.”
The Washington State Patrol 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 of the vehicle.
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.
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.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Edelbrock family and Ty and Haley Dillon during this terrible time of tragedy.
Watch the full report from Q13 Fox News below.
If you’d like to donate to the Edelbrock family’s GoFundMe – click here.