11-year-old Sikh American boy left orphan after whole family dies in a car crash in Virginia

Yashveer Singh, right, lost his parents and sister in a car crash in Virginia on August 15. Image via GoFundMe

A GoFundMe page has been set for Yashveer Singh, the sole survivor.

In a cruel turn of events, a 11-year-old Indian American boy lost his entire family in a car crash in Virginia last week. Carteret, N.J., residents Gurmeet Singh, 44, his wife Jasleen Kaur, 38, along with their six-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son were traveling to Virginia, on August 15, when a pick-up truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into their minivan.

The impact was so strong that all the riders of the minivan succumbed to their injuries, except the 11-year-old Yashveer Singh, the sole survivor of the accident.

The driver of the truck, Douglas W. Sours of Shenandoah, VA, suffered minor injuries.

The accident happened on Route 340 in Page County, Virginia. While Yashveer’s parents and sister were pronounced dead at the scene, he was flown to UVA Medical Center with serious injuries, including a broken pelvis. Yashveer is now home and is recovering from injuries.

The funeral preparations for his family are underway, as Yashveer is taken care of by friends and family.

A program to honor the deceased family was held at Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar in Port Reading, where the family used to worship.

Yashveer is a student at Carteret Public School district in New Jersey and the school district is raising money for the young boy.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up by friends of Gurmeet Singh. The page, which was set up on August 17 with a goal of $200,000, has been able to raise more than $222,000 in three days. The community is trying to step up to cover Yashveer’s medical expense and the expenses for his family’s funeral along with securing the future of the young boy.

A trust fund will be set up so that Yasveer would be able to withdraw money in installments once he turns eighteen.

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