BLACKFORD COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) - The family of two siblings mourn as they say their goodbyes to 5 year old Raelynn Cook and 7 year old Justin Cook.
Danielle Crabtree attended the funeral Friday where she supported her best friend, their mother, Michelle Cook.
"She's had her moments but she's been so strong through this. I commend her greatly. I would not be able to do what she did today," Crabtree said.
The children died in a collision with a semi truck a few days ago while riding with their father.
It happened on Indiana State Road 18 in Blackford County.
The truck driver was not injured.
Their father is still in the hospital.
Crabtree is hoping to provide some help for her best friend during this difficult time.
She's doing it through, Fund The First, an crowdfunding platform for first responders and military personnel.
When the CEO Robert Garland saw the story on Facebook, they created a campaign to help with expenses since Cook is burying both children at the same tme.
"Their mother Michelle is going through a gigantic hardship right now with her other daughter and we have this platform now to provide the support. Luckily someone like Danielle who has served time in the military came to the rescue," CEO Robert Garland said.
The money will go directly to Michelle from the campaign.
She still has another child to take care of.
"She has a 13 year old Whitney. Whitney has been her rock through all of this. She is the reason Michelle is still here," Crabtree said.
Here's a link to the campaign to make donations.