Account set up to help pay for brothers’ funeral, medical costs

Miles Moffat, 12, left, died in a traffic collision and brother Max, right, 16, was critically injured. A fundraising account has been established to help the family with funeral and medical costs. Photo: GoFundMe

WEST JORDAN, Utah, June 6, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A fundraising account has been established to help pay funeral costs for a 12-year-old boy and medical expenses for his 16-year-old brother after they were involved in a West Jordan traffic collision on Friday.

Miles Moffat died at the scene after the pickup truck his brother was driving collided with a lawncare truck. The younger boy’s name was announced Saturday by the West Jordan Police Department.

Max Moffat was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. His name was shared on a GoFundMe page that says it was set up for the family.

“On Friday June 4th a tragic automobile accident took the life of the sweetest 12 year old, Miles Moffat,” the page says. “It also left his 16-year-old brother in critical condition in the hospital (recently updated to stable). We are trying to raise money to help lessen the pain, burden, and stress that these wonderful parents are having to endure.

“Miles loved baseball, playing with friends, he always volunteered to help others. He was kind to everyone. We were told today that just at the beginning of the week he stood up to bullies and told them to stop picking on a little girl on the bus. Miles always had a smile on his face and a love for learning the gospel. Mostly he really loved his family and idolized his big brothers.

“Max is the best brother and loves playing baseball. When Miles was little, Max saved Miles life when he (almost) drowned. Wherever one of the boys were the other wasn’t far away.

“Please keep Heather, Richard, Clara, Carter, and Max in your thoughts and prayers and please donate and share to help this wonderful family at this very difficult time.”

The accident happened at 9000 South and Mountain view Corridor. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.


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