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Fundraiser helping family of child killed in crash

A community is coming together to help a central Kentucky family hit hard by tragedy.

9-year-old Hailey White died earlier this month in a crash on Highway 62 in Woodford County.

Three other people were injured in the crash, including her mother Leslie White, her 6-year-old brother Jacob, and her uncle, 25-year-old Martin Coovert.

Now, the people who work with Leslie White at the Versailles Kroger are holding a fundraiser for the family.

The fundraiser began Friday morning at Kroger, on Marsailles Road in Versailles.

Pink and purple bracelets, marked with Hailey's name, and horses, her favorite animal, are being sold to raise money.

"She was a wonderful girl," family friend Cory Hawkins said. "Everyone she met, she just touched their lives."

Hawkins thought up with the idea to sell bracelets as a fundraiser.

Kroger also donated food to sell.

The money being raised will help pay for funeral and medical expenses.

"Most people, they don't even want anything in return for their donations," Hawkins said. "They just come up and give us money. It's a great community... love them helping us."

The bracelets are $3 each. Tables for the fundraiser will be set up until 6 p.m. Friday.

The fundraiser will continue Saturday and Sunday.

Martin Coovert is still being treated in the hospital.

Leslie White was released from the hospital earlier this week, and is expected to begin rehabilitation soon.

6-year-old Jacob White said to be doing well.


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