Friends raise funds for funeral of Bridgeport family
Friends of the Bridgeport family involved in a tragic pond drowning are coming together to raise money for funeral costs.
On Wednesday, investigators say Michelle McIntosh got out of her minivan at Beardsley Park to talk to a family member, leaving the vehicle running with three kids inside. The minivan rolled down a hill and into a pond. McIntosh ran after the car to try to stop it, jumping back in just as it hit the water. McIntosh, her 2-year-old son, David, and a family friend, 3-year-old Julia Boyd, were pronounced dead on Wednesday. McIntosh's nephew, 6-year-old Jayden Wilson, succumbed to his injuries Thursday. McIntosh?s husband, David, coaches his eldest daughter?s youth soccer team. Team members gathered at the Stop and Shop on Main Street in Bridgeport Friday, holding signs and containers to raise funds for the McIntosh family. Team members said they?re more than a team; they are family helping their own in need. Some who donated said they are helping because they hope people would do the same for them. The team members said they raised more than $1,300 Friday.
Mail donations to:David McIntoshc/o Peter Rivera805 Capital AvenueBridgeport, CT 06606