Fundraiser established for family of Kokomo couple killed in crash in Seattle

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family members who survived a crash involving a suspected drunken driver in Seattle. 

Dennis Schulte, 66, and Judith Schulte, 68, retired teachers from Kokomo, Ind., moved to Seattle last month to witness the birth of their first grandchild.

They were killed by a suspected drunken driver earlier this week. The 10-day-old infant and his mother, Karina Schulte, 33, were also struck as they walked together.

Friends started the fundraiser for the mother and her infant and have already raised about $40,000 in just two days.

"The amount of money needed for both the immediate medical costs and for the hopefully not so long-term care, it will be significant," said family friend Ben Leang, who helped organize the fundraiser.

Leang has been friends with Dan Schulte -- whose parents were killed and wife and baby injured in the crash -- since kindergarten. Leang just wants to help his oldest friend.

"He's just preoccupied with caring for his wife and baby as best he can right now," Leang said. "They're still in critical care. But they're fighters, you know, they seem to be stabilizing, so that's always a good sign."

Susan Morton says her sister and brother-in-law had planned to spend six months in Seattle to be near their son's family.

Judith Schulte had taught English and was a guidance counselor and her husband taught math at Howard County, Ind., schools.

Fifty-year-old Mark Mullan was ordered held Tuesday on $2.5 million bail. He's being held on investigation of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. 

A fundraiser has been set up in the family's name.  Click https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/aTM78 for more info. 

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