Young mom dies in car crash while doing extra job to provide for her 2 toddlers – rest in peace

These days, with the cost of living rising every other day, it can be incredibly difficult to support a family. Some parents end up taking on extra jobs just to make ends meet.

This young mother was trying her best to get a side job to earn some money to support her two young children. Unfortunately, she ended up losing her life while she was doing that extra work and now her children are left without her mother.

Sunshine Nicole Williams lived in Lexington, North Carolina with her husband Drake Williams and her two children. The couple had a seemingly perfect life, having been together since high school.

Her mother, Teresa Lane, describes Sunshine exactly as her name sounds; she had a charming and bubbly personality and had many friends who appreciated her.

Sunshine married the man she loved since she was in high school and together they welcomed her beautiful daughters Kaylee and Malakia.

Her mother thinks of her as hers and says, “She was an amazing mom, friend, mother and daughter, she loved everyone. She was the sun.”

Sunshine, who would turn 22 on September 23, was a full-time mom. But she wanted to help with the expenses that were piling up for her little family and she decided to take on an extra job that she could do on the weekends. She started working as a food delivery person and went with her brother with disabilities to make the deliveries.

The brother and sister duo took off in a 2006 Toyota Scion on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Sunshine was driving and the duo were hoping it would be another normal day of food delivery.

As little as they knew, tragedy awaited them just around the corner. A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado driving north on US 29 ran off the road and then overcorrected. In doing so, he collided with Sunshine’s car which was traveling south at the time.

The truck driver was identified as 26-year-old Joshua Anderson and was asked how the car accident occurred. While at first Anderson claimed that he had seen a tire or a plastic bag on the road that he was trying to avoid, he later confessed that he might have diverted his attention to his phone for a second, but couldn’t remember what it really was. it had happened. happened.

The deadly car accident ended up claiming the life of 21-year-old Sunshine immediately. Ella’s brother John, who was in the passenger seat, miraculously survived without many injuries.

John and truck driver Anderson were taken to the hospital and their injuries were treated. When Sunshine’s family was told about the car accident and her death, her family denied it. Her mother recalls, “I didn’t think she was real, I just thought she wasn’t my baby.”


The family was in complete disbelief at the news. Sunshine was still nursing one of her daughters and left them behind, as well as her devastated husband.

Her mother said, “I will never hold my baby again and tell her how much I love her. She was the best person to everyone and the most amazing mother and wife. I can’t even breathe right now. I’m totally broken (sic).”

The family set up a GoFundMe page to help with her funeral expenses. They set a goal of $10,000 of which over $8,000 has already been raised and donations continue to pour in.

Friends and family are completely devastated by the loss of Sunshine. Hailey Mize wrote a tribute to her late friend on her Facebook, she wrote: “Sweet Sunshine Nichole Williams you were taken too soon. I have seen you become such a beautiful mother and wife.

Their friendship was truly a blessing. Heaven gained an angel.”

While others still wished her early for her birthday. Another supporter, Candra Lee, said: “Happy almost birthday sweet angel. You were an amazing daughter, sister, friend, wife and mother. My heart breaks for his family, especially those babies… we love them forever.”

The family also set up another GoFundMe page to help raise money for the young widower who is now responsible for single-handedly caring for his two daughters. Currently, only $1,300 of the $20,000 goal that has been set has been raised.

Her family planned a memorial for Sunshine on September 22, 2022. Her husband posted on Facebook asking people to wear respectful but bright clothing, saying, “I ask that clothing be respectable and formal, dark or bright. I know she wouldn’t want a room full of darkness when she is literally the embodiment of light. Thank you all for everything.”