ANOKA COUNTY, MN. (THECOUNT) — Elijah Reardon GoFundMe: Elijah Reardon, of Becker, Minnesota, has been identified as the child victim in a Thursday night fatal vehicle crash in Anoka County.

Elijah, 5, was killed in a Thursday night vehicle crash that also left 4-year-old Avery Reardon with life-threatening injuries. Their mother, 32-year-old Amanda Reardon, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.


According to reports, Amanda Reardon was operating a vehicle on Highway 10 in Ramsey, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway and came into contact with a cement wall around 7 p.m. Thursday.

Via GoFundMe:

A snowy night March 16th, 2023. Angels came down and carried sweet 5 year old Elijah to heaven to be with his grandma Debbie and Grandpa Peter and many other loved family members.

Amanda (mom), Elijah, and his little brother Avery were headed home when their vehicle hit a patch of ice and rolled.

This is a tragic ending to a beautiful life, a life that was too short. Elijah was such a light in so many lives. Elijah was the best big brother to Avery, they were inseparable. Wherever Elijah would go, so would Avery. They had the best time pretend playing. Elijah’s super hero was his dad, Mike. Elijah learned about his love for all things outdoors from his dad mike, from hunting, fishing, trapping and many more including his dad being his coach for T-Ball.

Elijah was his mom’s shadow. He was a protector of his mommy. He always made sure she knew she was loved. They would pretend play together, she would show him how to cook their favorite meals, bake cookies, make crafts and so much more.
Elijah has many other immediate family members he’s going to be missed by, including his grandparents, Judy and Tim, Aunts, uncles and cousins.

All Funds Raised will go towards planning this sweet child’s funeral service, and supporting his family during the time missed from work. Please, help this loving and caring family get through this tragedy.

The road was snow and ice covered at the time of the wreck.

All three were wearing their seatbelts.


Geo quick facts: Anoka County is the fourth-most-populous county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States census, the population was 339,534 – Wikipedia.