Tragedy as pregnant mom, 25, and her two youngsters are killed in Texas freeway smash after she misplaced management of her automotive and spun into on-coming visitors
- Brittany Counts, 25, her seven-year-old son and four-year old-daughter died
- It was revealed by her fiance after the accident that Counts was additionally pregnant
- Counts’ automotive spun into the flawed lane and was hit by an on-coming car
- A Fb fundraiser to cowl funeral prices far exceeded its $20,000 aim
A pregnant mom and her two youngsters had been killed on Monday in a automotive crash in Texas, after she misplaced management of her automotive and spun into on-coming visitors.
Brittany Counts, 25, her seven-year-old son Wyatt Masks and daughter Preslee Masks, 4, had been killed at round 12:35 p.m. in Parker County on a Texas state freeway.
The report – obtained by People Magazine – states that Counts ‘failed to regulate her velocity and took evasive motion shifting to the left to try to keep away from’ a pickup truck. whereas driving on Freeway 199.
Unable to keep away from hitting 2017 GMC pickup truck, the mom’s 2007 Ford Edge spun ‘clockwise into the westbound lane of journey the place it was struck by a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup,’ the report stated.
Brittany Counts (left), 25, her son Wyatt Masks (far-right), 7, and daughter Preslee Masks (proper), 4, had been killed when her automotive spun uncontrolled and was hit by an on-coming car
‘The collision killed the 25-year-old driver and two juvenile passengers, ages seven and 4, who had been contained in the Edge.’ The motive force of the Ford F-150 was taken to hospital with undisclosed accidents, the assertion added.
Within the wake of the tragedy, Counts’ fiancé Dillon Latta posted a photograph of the couple collectively on his Fb web page, revealing that they’d been anticipating a daughter collectively this spring.
‘Your the love of my life. Our child woman was due in Could … God please assist me via this I do not know what to do,’ he wrote.
Stephen Winkler, Latta’s brother-in-law arrange a fundraiser for funeral bills on Fb which rapidly raised over the $20,000 goal – reaching over 25,800 as of Friday when the fundraiser had ended, with 442 folks having donated.
‘In the present day was a tragic day for our household, my brother in regulation Dillon Latta misplaced his fiance Brittany Counts, his unborn daughter Paislee Denise Latta, and his seven yr outdated step son Wyatt Masks and 7 yr outdated step daughter Preslee Masks in a tragic automotive accident in Springtown Tx,’ Winkler wrote within the description.
He added, ‘Because of the sudden loss and surprising funeral bills any assist can be enormously appreciated throughout this households time of want.’
Each on the fundraising web page and on Latta’s put up, tributes from the couple’s mates got here pouring in for Counts and her youngsters – whom she shared with a unique father to Latta.
Within the wake of the tragedy, Counts’ fiancé Dillon Latta posted a photograph of the couple collectively on his Fb web page (pictured) together with a tribute to his accomplice and youngsters. His put up additionally stated that the couple had been anticipating a baby when Counts was killed within the accident
‘What a tragedy. I used to be so shocked to listen to of your surprising loss yesterday. I’m so unhappy and nonetheless attempting to just accept it,’ one nicely wisher wrote.
‘She was a lovely mom and had stunning youngsters. They’ll all be missed enormously by all of us who knew her. My ideas and prayers for the household and for all concerned on this tragedy.’
One other stated: ‘I do know there’s not a factor anybody may say to remove your heartache however I needed to say that you just’re perpetually in my prayers and that I’m extremely sorry in your loss.’
In a second put up to Fb, Latta posted extra photos of the couple collectively.
‘Brittany was the definition of “journey or die” she was right here for me after I was going via a few of the hardest instances in my life. She confirmed me what unconditional love is. Her and Wyatt and Preslee imply the world to me and my household,’ he wrote.
‘To our daughter I am going to by no means get to carry. I do know your stunning identical to your mother and sister,’ he added. ‘An enormous a part of me is gone perpetually and I do not know what to do.’