Family Of Ogden Crash Victim Seeks Help For Funeral Costs
OGDEN, Utah — The family of Emily Anderson is feeling a lot of different emotions, mainly helpless, after insurance companies have not responded on how they can move forward after the 39-year-old mother was killed in a car crash in Ogden.
It’s been three dark and gloomy days for the Anderson family.
Brother Steven Knutson said he’s still grappling with the reality of his sister being killed in a car crash that police suspect was caused by an impaired and distracted driver.
“It is more of a shock,” said Knutson. “You don’t plan on people passing away so suddenly.”
Anderson leaves behind her two children and a granddaughter.
“She lived for her granddaughter,” said sister Jen Levie.
Emily’s 18-year-old son has stepped up to help plan funeral arrangements — but hit a bump in the process.
“Insurance companies saying they won’t help whatsover,” said Knutson. “We are looking for additional help.”
Emily Anderson was killed on Sunday in car crash in Ogden.
Police suspect the driver was impaired.
— Morgan Wolfe (@MorganWolfeKSL) December 31, 2020
The family said Emily’s insurance only covered a bare minimum of $3,000.
The arrested driver that hit her had Progressive, which allegedly has a policy where they won’t pay losses for drivers that were impaired — which was suspected in the police press release.
“If I was with Progressive, I would definitely talk to them,” said Kuntson.
As the Anderson family moves forward with the grief, they hope to be getting closer to figuring out how Emily’s two children can cover costs to properly say goodbye to their mom.
“It’s been difficult,” said her brother.
In the meantime, Levie has started a GoFundMe to help raise money for funeral costs.
Police say the driver, Bryce Owens, is under investigation of impairment. He was arrested the night of the crash for an outstanding warrant, but is being screened for vehicular homicide charges.
Ogden Police officers said they are waiting for a toxicology report on Owens before they move forward with possible charges. The report can take weeks, they said, as it was a blood test.
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