Fund established for victims in crane accident

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Funds have been established to help pay for funeral and hospitalization costs for the families involved in a cherry picker accident that left a man and two children dead, and three other children injured.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Contributions can be made at Nusenda Credit Union branches in New Mexico.

The accident occurred when 56-year-old Ken Raschick was giving neighborhood kids a demonstration of the elevated lift May 24. A strong gust of wind toppled the cherry picker, crashing about 50 feet to the ground.

Ken Raschick and his 12-year-old nephew died at the scene. Later 7-year-old Kevin Raschick died at a local hospital.

An unidentified neighbor child was in critical condition and 10-year-old Bobby Raschick was reported in stable condition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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