North side restaurant hosts fundraiser for family that died in tragic I-465 crash

Joey, Alanna, Ruby and June Koons. (Provided by Koons Family)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — A local restaurant is extending a fundraiser to help the family of Alanna Koons.

Last Sunday she and twin 18-month-old daughters, Ruby and June, died when a truck plowed into their car on I-465 near Keystone Avenue.

Tried and True Alehouse is located on 96th Street near Keystone Ave, just a few miles from where the crash happened.

Workers said they wanted to try to figure out a way to help the Koons family.

"It definitely hit home, and with the parents around here and we were talking about it a lot quite a bit," said Nick Workman, the manager of the location. "You feel bad, you feel terrible and it's just like, 'What can I do?' And it’s like we have this — we have this, we can use this.'"

For the remainder of the week, the restaurant is donating 15 percent of sales for customer tickets who mention the fundraiser.

"We felt it was really important to show up and be present for a business that stepped up and said we want to support the Koons family," said Teresa Evans, whose family came supported the fundraiser Sunday.

Evans knew Alanna through the Northside Twins and Multiples organization.

"She was always smiling. She radiated warmth and kindness and just the sweetest mom," Evans said.

People we spoke with said what happened the Koons hit them personally.

"Having twins myself, and knowing just how quickly an accident like that can happen, it just really affected a lot of us," said Kelly Jorro.

Others interested in helping out the Koons family can make donations to their GoFundMe Page.

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