Memorial Fund Set Up For Burien Baby Killed By Drunk Driver Sunday Night
A memorial fund has been set up to help cover funeral costs for Gabriel Arthur Pena, the 3-month old baby boy from Burien who was killed by a drunk driver on I-5 Sunday night (Aug. 21) near Vancouver, Washington (read our report here).
“Imagine trying to come to grips with losing your 3 month old baby boy to a Drunk Driver, then being hit with the fact that you can’t come up with the money that it takes to bury your baby,” reads a Facebook Page. “I can’t imagine what that must feel like, so I am asking all my Friends and Classmates, to find it in your heart to please help us raise enough money to put Gabriel to rest, I’m not asking for a huge donation only whatever you can afford to give, any amount is one step closer….even if it’s to pass this on to other friends…. Please help out our fellow Classmate William T. Piña and his daughter Terra.”
A memorial service will be held for Gabriel starting at 6 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 28th at the Covington Christian Fellowship Church, located at 26201 180th Avenue SE in Covington.
On another tribute website operated by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), Gabriel’s aunt said:
“Gabriel is my 3-month old nephew and he was killed Sunday night by a drunk driver. My Sister and her baby’s father had decided to take him on his first big trip to meet some family, on their way home they got a flat and pulled to the side of the road. Shortly after they were hit by a drunk driver. We have been getting a lot of support, but I think that it would help people to know exactly what the cost of drunk driving could be. We would have him in our arms right now if it weren’t for that man getting into a car drunk.
For more information on the memorial fund and how you can help, click here for its Facebook Page.