ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Support continues to grow for a teen who was killed in a pedestrian accident Monday.
Friends, family, even strangers are coming together to raise money for 13-year-old David Weiser’s funeral. In just 16 hours, nearly $11,000 was raised.
If you would like to help raise money for Weiser’s funeral, go to www.gofundme.com/DAVIDSANGELS.
Weiser was a seventh grader in the Elizabethtown Area School District. Officials say grief counselors will be available for as long as students and staff need them.
“They could go into a safe room so a flight team came in and they are trained grief counselors,” said Greg Kiehl, director of support services. “They’ll do things like write letters to the family, make cards those kind of things.”
Police said Weiser was walking home from school Monday when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. Investigators say Weiser was in the crosswalk when it happened.
Detectives said a 37-year-old woman from Elizabethtown, driving a white SUV, is the person who hit Weiser.
Initially, there were rumors that a cell phone may have been a factor in the accident, but investigators said that is not true. Detectives are still trying to figure out what caused the accident.
In the meantime, parents in the area are concerned for their own children.
“It just kind of reiterates every morning your kid leaves the door, ‘I love you,” said Amanda Gager of Elizabethtown. “It’s going to make me pay attention more and I am definitely going to have conversations with my children.”