Two Utah girls pass away after UTV crash in Idaho

Online fundraising accounts have been established and funeral details have been announced for two young girls killed in a utility vehicle crash during a family reunion Saturday.

Avery Kohl and Lydia Chaffin, both 10-years-old, died after the UTV they were on rolled off the road down an embankment. Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner says seven occupants were on the vehicle when it crashed on Lick Creek Road near Gibbonsville Saturday morning, reported.

Avery “demonstrated a zest for life that remained unparalleled,” according to a GoFundMe account* set up by her grandmother, Nancy Chaffin.

“She radiated love and kindness. In her short ten years, she experienced many adventures with family and friends. She was a dancer, an artist, and a designer. She loved her family and was a true friend to everyone who had the pleasure to meet her,” Chaffin wrote.

Lydia was the middle of five children and “the center of the whirlwind of activity in their active home.”

“She recently told her sister, ‘I love my family so much. I don’t wish for anything else!'” her GoFundMe account* reads. “She learned quickly and was eager to help anyone around her benefit from what she knew how to do.”

Lydia Chaffin's viewing will be held on Friday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Mountain View LDS Chapel located at 105 West Fishburn Drive in Brigham City, Utah. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.

Avery Kohl's viewing will be held on Friday, June 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel in Brigham City. A second viewing will be held Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Mountain View LDS Chapel in Brigham City. Her funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.

A graveside service for both Lydia and Avery will be held on Saturday, June 2 at 12 p.m. at the Brigham City Cemetery.

A memorial service will also be held in honor of Lydia Chaffin on June 15 at 11 a.m. at an LDS meetinghouse in Kearney, Nebraska, located at 517 East 46th Street.

* does not assure that the monies deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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