Small ND town comes together, raises $67K for families impacted by fatal bus crash


Weeks after a a bus and train collided in eastern North Dakota, killing a teenage student and the bus driver and injuring a dozen others, supporters gathered to raise money for the families impacted by the tragic accident.

A #LarimoreStrong fundraiser was held at the Larimore American Legion Saturday – and WDAZ reports it raised $67,000 for the victims and their families.

Larimore's population, by the way, is about 1,400 people.

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The Jan. 5 crash killed 62-year-old Max Danner, who was behind the wheel and is thought to have had a medical condition prior to the collision; and 17-year-old Cassidy Sandstrom, who was hailed as a hero for her actions that day.

The bus went through a stop sign and was hit by an oncoming train.

Twelve other students on the bus were injured.

According to the Grand Forks Herald, 219 different businesses donated items for the event. Several hundred people reportedly attended.

Some of the items up for auction: Autographed Twins jerseys, TVs, WE Fest passes and Olympic hockey sticks.

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