Fundraiser to benefit family of fatal car wreck victims

Fundraiser to benefit family of fatal car wreck victims

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Dylan Sisk, 6, and Charles McMahan, 62, were pulling into the driveway of the McMahan home on US Highway 25/70, east of Newport, when they were rear-ended by another vehicle. Dylan Sisk, 6, and Charles McMahan, 62, were pulling into the driveway of the McMahan home on US Highway 25/70, east of Newport, when they were rear-ended by another vehicle.

By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

NEWPORT (WATE) – There are plans for a fundraiser actively underway in Cocke County.

It's to benefit the family of a 6-year-old and his grandfather killed in a wreck on Monday.

Dylan Sisk, 6, and Charles McMahan, 62, were pulling into the driveway of the McMahan home on US Highway 25/70, east of Newport, when they were rear-ended by another vehicle and crashed into a tree.

Dylan was in kindergarten, getting ready to go into first grade.

"How would come up to me and talk to me.  He was a sweet, wonderful, young boy," said Michael Ervin, organizing a fundraiser for the family. Ervin works at the elementary school Dylan attended. He also lives close to the family, and had seen the boys grandfather, Charles McMahan, from time to time.

"Driving to and from town, I would see him getting the mail, mowing the yard. That's how I recognized him," Ervin said, about McMahan.

On Monday, first came the news of the deadly crash. Then news that Dylan and Charles had been killed.

"I was very upset. I was hurt and concerned. The benefit will help the family financially. They don't have to worry about bills, they can work on healing their hearts," Ervin said.

Since word has gotten out about the event, it's taken on a life of its own. Restaurants have donated gift cards, someone donated 15 lbs of steak, an iPad will raffled off, along with lots more.

The fundraiser is on Saturday, June 8, from 4 pm-9om. The entry fee is $5. It's at 1650 E 25/70 in Newport.

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