GoFundMe started to support infant and family after fatal crash

SIDNEY, NE — The family of an 18-month-old girl in the hospital has started a GoFundMe for her after a crash claimed the lives of her parents Friday near Sidney. 

According to the fundraiser, the girl, identified as Brianna-Cate suffered a broken leg in the crash. She is currently in a children's hospital in Colorado. 

Her family set up the fundraiser to help pay for food, clothing, medicine and other medical expenses. 

Brianna-Cate was injured in the crash that killed her parents, Brian and Catherine Johnson on Friday. Brianna-Cate's grandma along with Catherine's cousin and her husband will be taking care of her. 

David West is the one who organized and published the GoFundMe. In a message to News Channel Nebraska, he says he is Catherine's cousin's husband — one of the three who will take over as Brianna-Cate's caretakers.

Tuesday, West provided an update on Brianna-Cate, posting the following on the fundraiser's webpage. 

"Brianna-Cate remains in the hospital," he wrote. "She refuses to eat, and has been crying a lot. She knows something is wrong, but is too little to realize her mommy and daddy won’t be coming to hold her. Please help getting her the food, clothing, and medicine she needs to grow strong."

Over $650 dollars have been raised in the five hours since the fundraiser went live. If you wish to donate, click here.