PHOENIX (FOX 10) - Family and friends are still devastated after a young couple and their 3-month-old baby were killed in a crash involving a fire truck this past Sunday. Now, the community is coming together to help the family during this impossible time, as well as honoring the lives that we lost too soon.
A car wash was held in Phoenix to honor the family involved in a deadly crash. Not even one full week after a couple and their baby tragically lost their lives, family and friends are trying to pick up the pieces and give them a proper burial.
"They need help," said Oscar Jimenez, a friend of the victims. "Any help is appreciated."
"That's three people we just lost," said Valerie Albano, another friend of the victims. "And can you imagine how unsuspected that was. They're so young."
On Sunday, March 6, Kenneth Collins, his girlfriend, Dariana Serrano, and their 3-month-old baby boy, Kenneth Jr. were killed when their pickup collided with a fire truck at the intersection of 29th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
Three firefighters were hurt and taken to the hospital. The deaths of the couple and their child stunning their loved ones.
"It's been pretty tough, and then - it's a lot," said Albano.
"It's hard," said Jimenez. "It's like a dream. I just hope I wake up and they'll be here again, but that's not gonna happen."
Friends of the family got their hands dirty, or wet in this case. Washing windshields, scrubbing tires and accepting donations to help with funeral expenses and take a bit of the load off of the family that has to bury three people they deeply cared for.
"Being able to get everything paid for on time so there's no hardship for them," Albano said. "I just want to help them out as much as I can."
"Three young lives lost way too soon," Jimenez said. "The good die young, that saying is very true."