Support for Ellen & Joelle

Accidents happen,  but yesterday afternoon, as Ellen Brown and her daughter Joelle Tanguay were travelling eastbound on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene someone made what we feel was a deliberate decision to rear end her and push her vehicle into the closed section of the construction zone where she then struck a large post of an overhead traffic sign, resulting in a horrific crash.  We feel this was not an accident, which makes it even that more tragic. The person who caused this is suspected of having caused other collisions in the area as well, but thankfully he is in custody.

At present, both women are fighting for their lives. Ellen has been transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center where she has undergone the first of many surgeries. Joelle remains at KH in critical condition and cannot yet be moved. 

Ellen is part of the Kroc family of employees here in Cd'A, she is a single mom of 3, she has 2 sons, and the daughter who was with her, Joelle, who  was visiting from the Everett area for some mother-daughter time.  

It could have been anyone on the freeway yesterday that became a victim of a crime we can't even fathom...but it was Ellen and Joelle. These ladies are wonderful people, loved my many...all of whom are praying for them today.   We post this Go Fund me page to generate more prayers and hopefully reduce some of the financial burden that will result from this tragedy. 

Thank you for both your prayers and your donation if you can. We will continue to provide updates as we can. 

God Bless you all and keep you safe. 

Donations (0)

  • Lisa Jirkins 
    • $60 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Idaho Church of Truth Coeur d'Alene 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Jane Kim 
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Amber caruth 
    • $30 
    • 2 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Carolyn Meyer 
Organizer
Coeur D Alene, ID
Penelope Cavallo 
Beneficiary
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