Buckeye, Arizona – On Sunday, I posted an article about the tragic death of four people in a fiery car crash near Buckeye. A sedan carrying all four victims was rear-ended by an SUV causing the car to explode into flames, trapping the occupants inside the car. Attempts made by others to extinguish the flames were futile.
The four victims have now been identified. They are Jerry Swift and Selene Swift, both 33, their son Jerry Swift, Jr., age 13, and an uncle of the family, Roger Keasling. The Swift family lived near Buckeye, and they were attempting to turn into their home driveway when they were rear-ended by the SUV.
The Swifts had one other child, a daughter, who is now left with no immediate family. Fortunately, however, she is surrounded by a close extended family.
For those who wish to help with expenses, an account has been opened at Chase Bank in the name of “Hope L. Hamel.”
Benefit bake sales will be held on Wednesday, June 6 and Friday, June 8 at the Shamrock Service Station on Highway 85 in Buckeye. Both will begin at 8:00 a.m.
A car wash is planned for Saturday, June 9 at Grace Fellowship Church on Miller Road in Buckeye.
A memorial service also is scheduled for Saturday the 9th from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the LDS Church in Buckeye.
We again extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the Swift family and Mr. Keasling.