Fund established to honor teen crash victim Tyler Patnaude

Tyler Patnaude

Tyler Patnaude

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) РThe family of Tyler Patnaude, a Cosby High School student killed in an April car crash, set-up a memorial fund to help honor the teenager.

The Tyler Patnaude Memorial Fund will help establish a memorial sailing regatta in Tyler’s name, according to the GoFundMe site. Patnaude was an avid sailor.

“The amount of people rallying around my sister, brother-in-law and niece will live on in all of our hearts forever,” Tyler’s uncle Carlos Fulton said. “What a testimony to the power of community and love.”

The site has raised $4,800 of its $10,000 goal as of May 1.

The family is planning memorial regattas in both Chesterfield and Texas. Tyler and his family moved to Chesterfield from Texas two years ago.

Peter (father), Payge (sister), Yvonne (mother) and Tyler (PHOTO: Family photo)

Peter (father), Payge (sister), Yvonne (mother) and Tyler (PHOTO: Family photo)

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