Funeral services, benefit event announced for family of crash victims

The Camey family, shown here, suffered the loss of Vilsar, back left, and his son Israel, front right, in a car crash Sunday night, Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of Andrea Infante

According to Carolina Infante, a friend of the Camey family, funeral services for Israel and his father Vilsar Camey, who died as a result of Sunday’s car crash, are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Grand Center. The service, which is scheduled to last until 1:30 p.m., will move to the Grand County Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Vilsar, who was the pastor of Iglesia Principe De Paz church in Moab, died at the scene of Sunday’s high-speed crash, Feb. 9, in the middle of downtown Moab. His son, 10-year-old Israel, who was a student at Helen M. Knight Elementary School, was also in the car and died two days later of injuries he had suffered in the collision. The two are survived by Vilsar’s wife, Monica and Israel’s brother, Samuel.

A woman who was also hit in the crash gave birth that night by C-section, a month prematurely. The suspect in the case faces felony charges, including for manslaughter.

Event poster courtesy of Moab City Police

In support of the family, the Grand County High School will host from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, a benefit dinner and silent auction with live music to raise funds for the Cameys. Canyonlands by Night and Day, Moab Brewery, Packard’s Distributing and City Market will provide the dinner and all proceeds from the event will go to Monica Camey.

Dinner is $10 per person, discounted by $10 for families of five or more. The Nanites will perform live music.