Clint and Lindsey Cormier, of Buna and formerly of Orange, were involved in an auto accident in San Antonio five weeks ago. Lindsey is till in ICU and the couple need help with their expenses. There will be a benefit for them at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26 at Superior Tire and Service, 1213 N. 16th St. in Orange.

David Ball – For The Record

A Buna couple, formerly of Orange, need your help.

Clint, age 26, and Lindsey Cormier, age 24, were involved in an auto accident on August 16 in San Antonio. Family and friends are hosting a benefit for them starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26 at Superior Tire and Service, 1213 N. 16th St. in Orange. There will be a barbecue, a blood drive, and a raffle with the following items to be raffled: a rifle with a scope, Costa sunglasses, an Academy gift card, gift baskets and more.

Carmen White, Lindsey’s aunt, said Lindsey and Clint  and others were traveling home on Interstate 10 from San Antonio after attending a beauty pageant. The vehicle had a blow-out, flipped over, and Lindsey and Cory Cormier, 38, were ejected from the vehicle. The others had injuries and were later released.

Five people stopped to help including some medics of the U.S. Air Force 433rd Airlift Wing and a Registered Nurse named Charlisse Newbell. They’re names are Maj. Angela Mudd, Master Sgt. Shanita Campbell, Tech. Sgt. McKenly Matson, and Airman First Class Alejandro Villerreal.

They performed life-saving procedures.

Lindsey was life-flighted to a San Antonio hospital. She is still in critical condition in ICU. Her sister, Amber Garcia, is looking after Lindsey’s animals and her house.

White said the community’s response has been “overwhelming,” even from people who don’t know Lindsey who have helped such as Traditions Child Enrichment Center in Bridge City. Beasley Sausage of Buna has donated links for the barbecue. There have also been anonymous donors.

Lindsey works as a CNA who takes care of the elderly. Clint has been released from the hospital. He was recently laid off from his job and they have no insurance.

The benefit will help with medical expenses and it may pay their trailer note.

“She (Lindsey) is still fighting. We appreciate the support. We’re thankful and humbled,” White said.