A memorial fund has been opened at a local bank following a roadside accident that killed a 13-year-old Petaluma boy.
Trevor Smith died Friday when he fell between a pickup truck that had run out of gas and its trailer hauling a boat. A large group was heading to Lake Mendocino when the truck became stranded along Highway 101 in Ukiah, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The group was in the process of pushing the two vehicles off the road when Smith apparently fell in between and was crushed by the trailer.
Smith spent the early part of his life in Novato, where his mother, Pam Caralli Smith, had grown up. Caralli Smith, a Novato High School graduate from 1981, owns and cuts hair at the Loose Ends salon on Novato's Grant Avenue.
Her husband, Joe Smith, is a longtime teacher in the Novato Unified School District and taught at Lynwood Elementary last year.
A bake sale and lemonade stand were set up Sunday by friends of the Smith family, and more than $2,000 has been raised already for the Trevor Smith Memorial Fund at the Exchange Bank.
Checks made payable to the Trevor Smith Memorial Fund and mailed to:
701 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Petaluma, CA 94954
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