ASKOV, Minn. (WCCO) – Family members of victims in last week’s crash in Askov are reaching out for help.
Four people died in the wreck, including 17-year-old Felicity Jensen. Her brother, 21-year-old Nikko Jensen was critically injured in the crash, but has since been released from the hospital.
A fund is being set up for the Jensen family. Juanita Jensen is Felicity and Nikko’s aunt, and she’s organizing the help effort. She says the siblings’ father is a quadriplegic, so it will be difficult for the family.
“He lives on disability, and his wife doesn’t work,” Jensen said. “It’s just really hard to fathom where they’re going and how they’re going to move forward.”
Nikko Jensen was driving the pickup that four others were in on September 11, just east of Askov. He tried to take a left in front of a semi, but the larger truck slammed into the pickup.
Juanita Jensen says her nephew doesn’t remember the crash.
“He doesn’t remember anything past just being on the street just prior to the accident,” she said.
Nikko is at his parents’ home in Bruno, with two steel rods in his left arm. Juanita says Nikko’s left hand was crushed, and had to undergo extensive reconstruction.
Also killed in the crash were 58-year-old Arden Edwards, 21-year-old Brett Larson and 20-year-old Catherine Peterson.
Juanita Jensen says they hope to help all the families who have lost loved ones in the crash.
“We’re trying to be there for each other as much as possible,” she said.
A fund has been set up for the Jensen family at Northview Bank in Askov.