2017-03-16 / Front Page

Donations sought for family involved in tragedy

Mother works in Port Aransas, children attend PAISD schools

Port Aransas folks are working to help a family involved in a major car accident last week. Cash donations are being sought.

Chrysta Tricarico and her four children were injured in the accident, which occurred near the West Texas town of Pecos on Thursday, March 16. One of the children, Casey Delay, 15, died. His brother, Christopher, 8, is hospitalized, reportedly in intensive care.

The family lives in Aransas Pass, but Chrysta works at a Stripes convenience store in Port Aransas, and her children go to Port Aransas schools. They formerly lived in Port Aransas.

Chrysta is a single parent who will need help – financial and otherwise – to get through the tragedy that’s struck her family, friends say.

Ginny Moss of Port Aransas is accepting cash donations that Chrysta will need for funeral home expenses. Cremation is going to cost $3,000 – money that Chrysta doesn’t have, according to friends of the family.

The donations will be forwarded to Lubbock, where Chrysta is staying in a Ronald McDonald House at the hospital where Christopher remains under treatment, said Marie Porter, a family friend involved in the effort. The first wave of donations will be sent her way Monday, she said.

Moss is asking that folks contact her first in order to make arrangements to make donations. She can be reached by phone at (361) 688-3997 (texting is OK) or by email at ginnyhmoss@gmail.com.

Donations should be made by 8 p.m. today in order to be part of the contributions going to Lubbock Monday.

Folks still will have more opportunities to contribute after today. Fundraising efforts will continue. More on those soon. Keep watching for updates on the South Jetty’s website and its Facebook page.

The accident that claimed Casey’s life occurred on U.S. Highway 285 about 25 miles south of Pecos, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Chrysta was driving her 2007 Nissan Pathfinder when a tire blew out, causing her to lose control. The vehicle overturned.

Two of Chrysta’s children, Cody, 18, and Chelcea, 4, were treated at hospitals and released.

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