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Community helps ice cream driver whose truck was damaged in weekend crash

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Community helps ice cream driver whose truck was damaged in weekend crash (WFSB) Community helps ice cream driver whose truck was damaged in weekend crash (WFSB)
OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) -

A popular ice cream truck is off the road after the vehicle got into serious crash on Interstate 91 in the Greater Hartford Area over the weekend.   

But some beach kids are making it their mission to get it back up and running this summer.  

Save Daisy's ice cream truck are posted all over Chalker Beach in Old Saybrook and two kids might have something to do with it.  

Daisy, who was the driver of this ice cream truck, is recovering in a serious crash that left her ice cream truck severely damaged. Eyewitness News has learned it’s going to cost about $45,000 to fix the vehicle.

“Devastating, because we wondered where she was on Saturday. We were surprised she was wasn't here," Maryann Chambers.

Daisy is a well-known staple on the Connecticut shoreline.

She drives from Bloomfield to the shore daily...

“I look forward to it every day when I wake up!" said 7-year-old Brendan Lavoie. 

“She comes every day at 3 p.m. and the children line up on the wall as they want to be the first in line. Everything is $1,” O'Brien said.

People said Daisy has never raised her prices. It’s has been only a dollar for decades.

So now these kids want to help her as they hope she's back soon.

“We hope she comes back to visit even if she doesn't run Daisy anymore. She can come back and visit so we can say ‘hi,’" Mary Leconche said.

A GoFundMe page has been setup for Daisy. If you would like to donate, click here.

For Daisy's Facebook page, click here.

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