Bristol community fundraises thousands after crash with forestry skidder kills man
BRISTOL, Fla. (WCTV) - The Bristol community is mourning the loss of a son, husband and father after his truck collided with a forestry skidder Wednesday.
The family of 32-year-old Wade McCoy told WCTV that he was a friendly face to all who met him.
The avid beekeeper leaves behind his wife and four young children.
A family friend started a GoFundMe page to help with expenses. In one day, the fundraiser has raised over $25,000 for the family.
McCoy’s brother-in-law told WCTV that the support is keeping the family going.
“Over here at the family’s house, it’s just a constant stream of well-wishers, bringing food and offering comfort and support,” Nick Torgesen, McCoy’s brother-in-law, said. “And yeah, the GoFundMe page has gone past what we thought was possible.”
The family is hoping to raise $50,000 for the tough days ahead.
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