Friends and family of a Tacoma couple killed in a June crash on Interstate 90 will host a benefit concert and silent auction this weekend to raise money for their 4-year-old son and other expenses.
Sean Mitchell, 29, and his 26-year-old wife Lindsey were headed home with their son and two friends June 29 after a weekend camping trip in Eastern Washington. Washington State Patrol troopers have said they believe Sean Mitchell fell asleep at the wheel about 6:45 a.m. as he headed west on I-90. His car left the road and struck a guardrail and cement bridge railing near North Bend.
Sean and Lindsey Mitchell were killed. Their son, Cameron, suffered minor injuries. The two friends also were hurt – a 15-year-old teen had a broken thigh bone and internal injuries and a 22-year-old Spanaway man suffered minor injuries.
Friends and family members said the costs of attorney fees, the funeral and other expenses have been overwhelmed. They’ve organized a benefit concert and auction Sunday night at Stonegate Pizza, 5419 South Tacoma Way, in Tacoma.
“Lynn and Sean touched all of their friends, family and loved ones with their kindness and gentle spirit,” a press release about the Cameron Mitchell Benefit states. “All who knew them will forever be grateful to have the privilege of knowing and loving them.”
The event starts at 6 p.m. with a spaghetti feed. The silent auction will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Afrodisiacs will take the stage at 8 p.m.
A $25 donation is recommended at the door.
Parents at Our Inspiration Daycare, where Lindsey Mitchell worked, set up a memorial fund at Columbia Bank to help Cameron and his family. Donations can be made to “The Cameron Mitchell Donation Account” at any Columbia Bank.