Miriam Trejo Santander Obituary, GoFundMe Raises Funds For Woman Killed In Route 7 Crash

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Miriam Trejo Santander Obituary, GoFundMe Raises Funds For Woman Killed In Route 7 Crash

GoFundMe has raised more than $21,000 for a Winchester woman who was killed in a Route 7 crash and her twin brother, who was injured.

On March 28, 23-year-old Miriam Trejo Santander was driving home on Route 7 with her twin brother in the passenger seat. Near Route 645, a Ford Mustang driving the wrong way crashed into them.

Miriam died at the scene of the crash. Her brother, Jeiry Trejo Santander, survived. Now, a GoFundMe is helping to pay for Miriam’s funeral and Jeiry’s medical expenses.

Jeiry and Miriam’s cousin, Jesus Rojo-Trejo, set up the GoFundMe on Friday with a $40,000 goal. As of Monday morning, the campaign has raised $21,727.

“There are no words to describe this sudden and unimaginable loss,” Rojo-Trejo wrote on the fundraising site. He noted that Jeiry has been “in and out of surgery” as the 23-year-old begins his recovery.

In three days, 237 donors have given an average of $92 each.

“Everyone that knew Miriam knew she was genuine, kind, and a pure soul. She had a smile that would light up the room and her sense of humor and enthusiasm for life was infectious,” Rojo-Trejo said. “Miriam will forever be with us and will be missed immensely by her family and friends.”

The crash occurred around 9:41 p.m. on Tuesday on Route 7 near Route 645 in Clarke County, Virginia State Police investigators said. Authorities reported that a 2005 Ford Mustang entered Route 7 driving the wrong way.

The Mustang then collided with Santander’s 2008 Saturn VUE and a 2008 Audi A4.

The Mustang’s driver, 66-year-old Tuan Dang of Berryville, died at the scene. A passenger in Dang’s car, 39-year-old Elaine Bird of Ashburn, died at a hospital after the crash.

“Please consider donating if you can, as any amount will truly help and be greatly appreciated,” Rojo-Torres wrote online. “We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for their support and ask you to keep Jeiry and our entire family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

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