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4-year-old injured in crash dies

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"We were blessed to have them and we're happy to have had them with him, than nothing at all," says Maxximus' aunt, Kiffany Brown. "We were blessed to have them and we're happy to have had them with him, than nothing at all," says Maxximus' aunt, Kiffany Brown.
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - A 4-year-old boy died over the weekend as a result of injures sustained in a massive car accident that happened on Wednesday.

Maxximus Sales was one of two people killed in a crash involving 10 vehicles at Covington Pike and Raleigh Lagrange Road.

On a day when so many people were celebrating Easter, Maxximus' family had to start planning a funeral.

Wednesday, April 16 is a day Kiffany Brown will never forget.

"The first thing that I saw were just cars spread across the street on the median, just all over, cars that had been just damaged. The whole rear end of the car was caved in," Brown said.

Brown's sister and 4-year-old nephew were injured the crash. Six people were taken to the hospital. One man died at the scene. Maxximus was rushed to Le Bonheur in critical condition.

"We've basically been reeling the past couple days, just in shock, never expecting something like this to happen to anyone so close to us," said Brown.

Doctors declared Maxximus legally brain dead on Saturday afternoon, leaving his family with a tough decision to make.

"Through faith and prayer and just cherishing the four years that we had with him," added Brown.

Sunday morning, Maxximus passed away with family by his side.

His father, Sherrod Sales, was visiting from Atlanta.

"He's gonna live on," said Sales.

Now, he's holding on to pictures and video memories of the 4-year-old dancing for his family.

"He's gotten his wings, so we're standing on our faith knowing that. Happy knowing he's in a peaceful place," added Brown.

Brown told WMC Action News 5's Lauren Squires that Maxximus was in a car seat in the back of his mother's car when the accident happened.

As the family begins to plan his funeral, Raleigh Assembly of God Church is taking donations for funeral expenses.

Donations can be sent to the following address:

Raleigh Assembly of God Church
c/o Maxximus Sales Memorial Fund
3683 Austin Peay Highway
Memphis, TN 38128

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