On Saturday, August 5th, Vannessa Batt Anderson and Donny Barlow were killed when a passenger named James Bayford grabbed the wheel of a Jeep shuttle they were riding in causing it to roll over on I-90.

Vannessa was just 33 and passed away in the same week as her son's 12th birthday, making her death all that much more heart breaking. Relative Brian Batt has set up a Go Fund Me page for her two young sons, as so many people in the community have reached out to ask how they can help the boys.

We have been approached by many of Vannessa's work family, friends and family who want to contribute to her boys future.  So we are setting up this fund so that they can do that.  All the funds here will go into a trust for the boys to use for college or start their lives when they are adults.  We only selected a number for the goal just out of the air whatever we raise will be much appreciated and helpful to them going forward.  We thank you for your continued support through this difficult time.  Vannessa was a wonderful and caring mother who always put her boys first.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, you can donate to the fund here.

James Bayford was charged in Missoula Justice Court on with two counts of felony negligent homicide, and eight more counts of felony criminal endangerment for those who were injured and remains in the Missoula County Jail.

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