Saturday, June 30, 2007

Thank You

The family wanted to thank those who have offered their sincere thoughts and words of comfort. They are truly grateful.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Current updates on the children are on the left.

From Janine's Father

Yesterday my daughter, Janine Adams Howard and my grandson, Matthew Alma Howard, age 11 were killed in a traffic accident. There are two newspaper and one TV stories below.

Of the three other Rachel, Caleb and Ester are in the Primary Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Rachel is doing the best, but has many injuries. Caleb and Esther have many serious injuries, but head injuries are the main concern at this time, and Ester is possibly brain dead. We will know more today.

Please pray for their father Ben to have the strength to get through this catastrophe. And pray for the children that the Lord's will will be done for them.

Thank You


Mom, son killed in Davis crash; 4 (really 3) injured
By Joseph M. DoughertyDeseret Morning News
LAYTON — A head-on collision claimed the lives of a Huntsville mother and son Thursday on U.S. 89 in Layton.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret Morning News
State trooper investigates head-on collision on U.S. 89 in Layton Thursday that killed two people in the car. Three children and the truck driver were injured.
The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. between 2200 North and Sunset Drive when the 25-year-old driver of a northbound pickup suddenly swerved into southbound traffic and slammed into a car carrying the Huntsville family, said Layton Sgt. John Holden. The 40-year-old woman and 11-year-old son, whose names were not released Thursday, were killed. Two children, an 8-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, both in critical condition, were flown by Life Flight and AirMed helicopters to Primary Children's Medical Center while a 13-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. She was later airlifted to Primary Children's where her condition was stabilized. The driver of the pickup, which flipped over, was conscious when he was taken by ambulance to Ogden Regional Medical Center, Holden said. Holden said it is unknown why the pickup's driver crossed into oncoming traffic. Police closed down U.S. 89 between Cherry Lane and state Route 193 while rescuers removed the victims from the scene. Firefighters pulled a firetruck in front of the crash scene. By 7:45 p.m. northbound lanes had been reopened. Thursday's crash was the second serious crash in as many days on U.S. 89. A few miles away in Fruit Heights, a semitrailer hit two vehicles Wednesday morning after its brakes failed, said Utah Highway Patrol trooper Preston Raban. "About 200 yards north of the light the semi driver discovered he had lost his brakes as he approached the red light," Raban said in an e-mail. The driver began blowing the truck's horn to alert other drivers, but the semi hit the pickup that had entered the intersection. One person was seriously injured, and two other people received minor injuries, Raban said. That crash closed the highway for three hours while crews cleaned up diesel fuel that spilled for 50 yards when the semi jackknifed and tore open its fuel tanks.

The driver was cited for failure to stop at a red light and equipment violations, Raban said.


Dear Family & Friends -
This site is in honour of the Ben Howard family. It is our hope this site can be a place for updated information as it becomes available and is appropriate, and a place for loved ones to share memories, etc.

We are working on setting up a family fund, so please stay posted for more information.