A 43-year-old Salt Lake man was killed and four others were injured, two critically, in a three-car crash in South Salt Lake on Oct. 28. Kenneth Brailsford was a passenger in the back seat of a sedan en route to a Halloween party when the car was rear-ended by a Jeep Commander while waiting at a red light on 3300 South and 700 East.
The sedan was pushed into oncoming traffic where it was hit by another vehicle. The driver of the sedan, Dean Abild, and passengers Christopher Askelson,Charles Black and Francis Wood all suffered injuries including whiplash, concussions, broken hands and broken shoulders.
Police have not released a report about the incident, although it appears the driver of the Jeep was distracted.
An account has been established for the victims of the accident at Mountain America Credit Union under The Kenneth Ray Brailsford Fund.
A candlelight vigil was held on Nov. 18 at Liberty Park, 700 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A fundraisers at the Salt Lake City Village Inn, 400 S. 900 East, donated 10 percent of all sales on Nov. 21 from 5-8 p.m. to the fund.
Another fundraiser was also held at Club JAM on Nov. 16.