Fundraising efforts underway for Huey family

Last week, a Ruston family was involved in a fatal crash on Independence Day in Idaho, killing a mother and son and injuring the father and eight-month-old daughter, and the community has rallied to help show support for the family.

Forty-one-year-old Dr. Daniel Huey and his wife, 38-year-old Beth Huey, along with their two children, ages 8 months and nearly 2 years, were traveling northbound on U.S. 93 on a tandem bicycle when they were struck by a vehicle. 

Beth Huey and the 23-month-old child died of their injuries at the scene of the crash. Daniel Huey, a Grambling State University faculty member and Temple Baptist Church organist, and the 8-month-old child were taken to a hospital and are expected to recover. 

A Facebook page, Huey Healing, has been created to share updates on how Daniel and his daughter are progressing in their recovery. In addition, the page mentions several ways to assist in supporting the Hueys during this time. In addition to prayers, the family has set up a GoFundMe, donations through Origin Bank, a meal train, and an address to send cards of encouragement.

The GoFundMe account is Origin Bank is also collecting donations from parish residents. For information on how to contribute to the account, call 318-255-2222. The family has also started a Meal Train at

Lastly, cards can be sent to c/o Huey Family, Room 109; Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho; 139 E. Warm Springs Ave.; Boise, ID 83712.