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Brother of I-90 wrong-way crash victim speaks out

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Roy Morrison at Valley Bowl's fundraiser Sunday. Roy Morrison at Valley Bowl's fundraiser Sunday.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Hundreds came out to Valley Bowl’s memorial fundraiser. It was all for the family of Ron Morrison.

“You know your little brother but you don't know how much he touched other people's lives. It’s pretty insane to see this."

Roy Morrison is overwhelmed by the community support.

His younger brother, Ron, was in one of four cars involved in a crash after a driver drove the wrong way on I-90. He passed away from his injuries.

Roy says the accident happen. They were on their way to work. Roy was driving behind Ron. Ron’s wife was in front of him.

“I pulled up and helped some of the accident victims clear the road looked up and there was Ronnie's car.”

Roy says no family member should ever see something like this.

“The way this one happened, we’re still coming to terms with that…but, right now this is all about Ronnie.”

The community came together - presenting the family with tickets to a Seahawks game and helping raise money to help the Morrisons through this tough time.

“It’s really helping the family move on which unfortunately is going to be the tough part,” Roy says.

He’s also remembering the good times with his little brother, who he calls a jokester.

“He loved life,” Roy says. “I think if anyone gets anything out of this, it's to live it. It doesn't hurt, no matter who you are or what kind of person you are, to tell someone I love you.”

Valley Bowl had free bowling and food for the afternoon. There was also a silent auction. All the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Morrison family.

Organizers of the event wanted to thank the businesses who helped out: URM, Winco, Papa Murphy, Pizza Pipeline, Coca Cola, Ferraro’s, Becker, Luigi’s, Tomato Street, Johnstone Supply, and Platinum Shine.

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