Moore Businesses, Community Pitching In To Help Family Of Kolby Crum
Moore Senior Kolby Crum passed away Saturday morning after he and five other cross-country runners were struck by a pickup truck two weeks ago.
Rachel Freeman and Yuridia Martinez also died as a result of the hit-and-run.
The hit-and-run suspect, Max Townsend, faces over a dozen charges, including two counts of manslaughter and DUI. But, now after the death of Kolby Crum the Cleveland County District Attorney has said he will be amending Townsend’s charges to add a third manslaughter charge.
Community members have been pouring out their love for Kolby all over social media.
“My daughter was having an awful day at school and was sitting alone when Kolby approached her and asked if she was okay,” said a mother whose daughter knew Kolby. “He somehow managed to make my daughter feel better and important just by talking to her. She never got to thank him.”
Fundraisers are still popping up to help the family out with medical expenses. DZ Comics and Gaming is hosting a tournament event Monday, with a $5 entry fee and all of it goes to the Crum family.
“On Monday’s we would have a commander tournament,” said Chris Diaz, the Co-owner of DZ Comics and Gaming. “Which is what Kolby liked to play, so in honor of that we are having a tournament.”
Diaz said Kolby came into their store just about every day for the past two or three years. Many who were regulars knew Kolby and have said it won’t be the same without him.
“There is no one really like Kolby,” said Diaz. “His personality is unique, a very positive person, someone you would want to hangout with. So, it will be different with him not here.”
Kolby’s life will be honored Thursday, February 20 at the First Baptist Church in Moore at 11 a.m.