Mother, grandmother killed in crash leaving behind 4-year-old with special needs

Mother, grandmother killed in crash

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (WMC) - Police are investigating a Germantown car crash that claimed the life of a mother and daughter Tuesday.

The single mother leaves behind her special needs daughter.

It started as a mother-daughter fun day out on the town. The two were heading to meet a friend for lunch.

WMC Action News 5 spoke with the friend that the mother and daughter were supposed to meet and she says she's heart-broken.

So is the brother of one of the victims, who says their relationship was just getting started.

"She like, 'I'm your sister' and I finally met her and that was five years ago. And it's been a wonderful five years and I'm glad I met her and glad I knew her for who she was," said Zack LeSure, brother.

It took most of Zack LeSure's life to meet his older half-sister Deborah.

In an instant, she was taken away.

Tuesday, a two-car crash in Germantown on Poplar and Kimbrough took the life of 45-year-old Deborah Mays.

Her 60-year-old mother Dolores Miller was killed as well.

Luckily, her 4-year-old daughter Summer was not in the car at the time of the crash. She's the little girl friends and family call, her "world."

"Yes, yes, Summer. That's my little niece and I love her," said LeSure.

May's mother moved in with her recently to help raise her daughter with special needs.

"And then her mother was with her as well, Summer's support system was taken away from her, you know so it's very heartbreaking. I'm sorry," said LeSure.

A co-worker says Mays was a nurse at Methodist Germantown where she worked as a family nurse practitioner.

She was described as an office cheerleader, always cheering people up.

"She was a very wonderful person, a mother, a loving sister," said LeSure.

Now, her friends and family are raising money for her and her mother’s funeral on Gofundme with additional plans to start a trust for May’s daughter.

Germantown police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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