JACKSON, Skip. (WLBT) – A senior at Provine Superior Faculty died in a automobile wreck in Jackson just days before her birthday.
It happened about 9 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Terry Road and Dona Streets. Shamerria Smith, 18, was killed following a Ford Explorer hit her Nissan Altima, JPD suggests.
Law enforcement have not claimed how the crash took place, only that they’re continue to investigating. The wreck took position considerably less than a mile absent from Smith’s residence.
The teenager’s mom, Stephanie Smith, reported Thursday evening began like any other.
“We have been household ingesting ice product and my middle daughter was ready to appear house from operate,” Smith explained. “I explained to her to go decide up her sister who labored not far from where by we lived.”
About two hours handed, and Smith thought maybe her women ended up just driving all over. But the mom’s 16-calendar year-outdated termed asking why Shamerria experienced yet to decide on her up.
“I was like ‘What?’ making an attempt to determine out exactly where Shamerria was,” Smith explained. “I told my daughter I would get in touch with to find out exactly where her more mature sister was and pick her up in the meantime.”
But in advance of Stephanie could get to the conclude of the avenue in the vicinity of her dwelling, she observed several policemen, vivid lights, and crime scene tape close to what appeared to be an incident. Then she regarded her pink Nissan Altima.
“I was like, ‘Is that my bumper?’ I pulled in excess of and obtained out and began inquiring men and women what kind of car that was but they didn’t know.”
As she walked closer to the scene to confront police, an officer stopped her, inquiring her not to technique the criminal offense scene.
“I explained, ‘Sir, I assume which is my automobile and I‘m trying to uncover my toddler. Exactly where is my daughter? Remember to, explain to me if that is my daughter!’”
The automobile was virtually unrecognizable.
As one particular officer tried out to relaxed her down, Smith explained a feminine officer came in excess of to inquire her a lot more queries. Minutes later on, the mother saw the coroner’s marked car pull up.
She claims she just about blacked out.
“My brain just went blank. I just stored contemplating this wasn’t serious,” Smith said.
Soon after confirming the mother’s id, Smith said an officer handed her Shamerria’s license and cell cell phone and gave her the information no mother or father needs to hear.
“It still does not seem true,” she explained. “It’s however a ton of debris out on the street. When I push past there, I tear up because I know which is where my daughter took her previous breath.”
Stephanie Smith stated she will skip her daughter’s smile and contacting her identify. She required to vacation following graduation.
“She beloved manner and styling and wanted to vacation and see the earth. She wanted to visit other countries and spots,” Smith stated.
The near-knit relatives is inviting Provine Higher College students, and the group to a balloon release on Oct 30, the day Shamerria would have turned 19.
Police have not launched the title of the other driver, their issue, or stated if they will facial area costs.
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