“She left behind a 1-year-old and an 8-month-old and a devastated husband,” a loved one said of Sunshine Nichole Williams
A North Carolina family is in mourning after a young mother was killed in a weekend car accident.
Sunshine Nichole Williams, 21, was driving down U.S. Route 29 on Saturday afternoon when a Chevrolet Silverado slammed into her car after the driver reportedly lost control and drove through the median, according to a police report.
According to police, emergency personnel pronounced Williams dead at the scene.
According to FOX affiliate WGHP, Williams’ disabled brother, John, was taken to a nearby hospital following the crash but did not sustain life-threatening injuries.
On Tuesday, people sought extra information from the High Point Police Department. According to the Charlotte Observer, the truck driver may face charges.
Teresa Lane, Williams’ mother, started a GoFundMe campaign for her daughter’s funeral, which had raised nearly $6,000 as of Tuesday.
“This fundraiser is for funeral expenses for my daughter, she was killed in a collision when the driver flipped over the median onto her car on the other side of the interstate,” she wrote in a description on the page.
“She left behind a 1-year-old and an 8-month-old and a devastated husband who needs help,” Lane added. “She would have been 22 on the 23rd of this month. Please help us bury my baby.”
On social media, Williams was remembered as a “blessing.”
“Sweet Sunshine Nichole Williams you were taken way too soon, I’ve seen you become such a beautiful mother and wife,” wrote one loved one. “Your friendship was truly a blessing. Heaven gained an angel.”
“Happy almost birthday sweet angel,” added another. “You were an incredible daughter, sister, friend, wife, and mother. My heart is broken for your family.. we love you forever.”
Williams’ husband, Drake Williams, announced on Tuesday that a memorial will be held on Thursday.
“I ask that clothing be respectable and formal, dark or bright colors,” he said in a post on Facebook. “I know she wouldn’t want a room full of darkness when she’s literally the embodiment of light. Thank you all for everything.”