GoFundMe Page Set Up For Man Killed In Shuttle Crash And His Injured Wife

EAST BOSTON (CBS) — A GoFundMe page has been set up for a man killed in a Wednesday shuttle bus crash in East Boston and his injured wife.

Joseph Rodriguez, 57, of El Paso, Texas, was killed when a car rear-ended the airport shuttle bus he and his wife were on Route 1A north, just past the Ted Williams Tunnel. The crash also killed 47-year-old Sandra Arreola, also of El Paso.

More: Double Fatal Shuttle Van Crash Raises Safety Concerns

Rodriguez’s wife was injured in the crash, and is being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The Hampton Inn shuttle van after the crash. (WBZ-TV)

The Hampton Inn shuttle van after the crash. (WBZ-TV)

The GoFundMe page set up by a family member says Irma Rodriguez suffered three cracked ribs, a bruised lung, and several cuts and bruises. She is expected to recover.

The family said the couple had just arrived in Boston for a nine-day vacation Wednesday.

They say any donations will be used for medical expenses and to bring Rodriguez’s body home to El Paso.

As of Thursday morning, the page had raised $800 of the family’s $5,000 goal.


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