Fundraiser Established for St. Marys Native Killed in I-80 Pileup

2974955_1420729276.4698BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (EYT) – A fund supporting the family of one of the victims in last week’s 18-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 has been established through the personal fundraising website, gofundme.com.

Timothy Floravit, 35, of Beaver Falls, was one of two people killed on January 7 in an 18-vehicle pile-up near mile marker 65 on I-80 westbound in Clarion County.

The pile-up occurred during a snow squall that left drivers with little visibility.

Floravit, along with his wife and two children, were returning from a visit with family in Elk County at the time of the crash.

According to Clarion County Coroner Terry Shaffer, Floravit was badly injured when he was thrown into the steering wheel of his vehicle. He then collapsed and died of his injuries after he got out of the vehicle in an attempt to help his children who were ejected.

The children were later found unharmed.

Floravit was a 1997 graduate of Saint Marys area High School.

According to friends and family, he adored his wife and children and was a devoted father and husband to them. He was also an avid Steelers and Pirates fan.

Floravit is survived by his wife, Emily, and his two children, Mason and Mya.

To donate to the Tim Floravit Family Fund, visit www.gofundme.com/jvkhy4.

To date, the fund has raised over $18,000.00 in memory of Timothy Floravit.


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