Friends and family honor Riverton teen killed in car crash

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Kaiden Cherrington

RIVERTON (News4Utah) – Friends and family of 14-year-old Kaiden Cherrington wore blue Thursday to honor her, after she was killed in a car crash Tuesday morning.

“Kaiden had a zest for life and was loved by all, including her four sisters. They were all very close and enjoyed spending time together at Lagoon, Bees games, and of course, BYU football games,” said Ryan Scadden, Cherrington family friend.

In a social media post, Kaiden’s mother, Kathie wrote, “Our hearts are truly broken that the accident took place and took her from us. We are comforted by the fact she felt no pain, and was greeted with very open arms of the family and her Savior.”

Her family members said they are grateful that Kaiden’s two sisters were able to walk away from the crash unharmed. Kaiden was a student at Oquirrh Hills Middle School.

“Matt and I are completely overwhelmed and touched beyond words,” wrote Kathie. “Please remember that while this is a tragedy, it was just an accident.”

There will be a viewing for Kaiden on Sunday, October 7th at the chapel on 12070 S. Laurel Chase Drive (1570 West) from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Scadden said there will also be time at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 8th to offer condolences and reflect with services starting at 11 a.m.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses. To donate, click here.

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