Marshall and Blake Fox Death – Obituary: After losing two young family members in a horrific crash Tuesday morning near Cottam, a local family is requesting assistance.
A car that was parked on the side of County Road 34 when it collided with another car contained Marshall and Blake Fox. The two were pronounced dead at the site when the vehicle caught fire, though a third occupant managed to flee.
According to his aunt Rachel Presley, Marshall passed away on the day he turned 19. Blake was 17 years old.
Presley created a GoFundMe page to raise money for burial fees and other costs their mother, Amanda, might incur. The generosity and care that Marshall and Blake provided for their three younger siblings will be remembered, Presley told WindsorNewsToday.ca on Wednesday in the late afternoon.
They were wonderful little boys, Presley added. “At this stage, they were both average teenagers, but they had enormous hearts, were both hard workers, and were just so nice. Everyone I’ve spoken to who knows them has only been complimentary of them.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Presley claimed that both boys had played hockey.
She continued by saying how moved she was by the outpouring of support from individuals in the area.
Presley stated that several villages had united. “I’m blown away by the letters and donations we’ve been receiving. Now I’m thinking, “Let’s keep this going,” and relieve my sister’s financial burden for whatever long that may be. It truly is fantastic. I am aware that the mayor of Kingsville made contact and arranged for some meals to be donated to her. A floral business has contacted us and offered to assist with funeral flowers.
Funeral plans for the boys are unknown at this time.
The campaign had a $5,000 fundraising target, but as of early Wednesday afternoon, it had surpassed $14,000.
The two boys have not yet been formally identified, and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is still looking into the collision. Presley confirmed that the accident’s survivor is a friend of Marshall and Blake, and she sustained non-life-threatening wounds.