Mom Dies After Being Hit by Tire While Driving Kids to Amusement Park: ‘Lost a Soulmate,’ Says Fiancé

Tammy Parsons killed by tire.
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A Virginia lady died over the weekend after her automotive was struck by a tire whereas she was touring to an amusement park together with her household.

Virginia State Police mentioned the tire got here off a 2017 Jeep Renegade whereas touring westbound on Interstate 64 in York County round midday native time, in keeping with the Richmond Occasions-Dispatch and ABC affiliate WVEC.

The tire subsequently hit the household’s 2005 Ford Explorer, which was touring in the other way on the freeway.

Tammy Parsons, 53, of Williamsburg, died on the scene of the crash, per the retailers. VSP didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

The household was headed to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg for the park’s Howl-O-Scream occasion, in keeping with WVEC and CBS affiliate WTVR.

Joseph Palumbo, Parsons’ fiancé, instructed WVEC that he and Parsons moved to Williamsburg collectively six months in the past, having dated for 10 years.

“She is by far the perfect, finest lady I’ve ever met in my life,” Palumbo instructed WTVR. “I misplaced a soulmate.”

Along with her kids, Parsons was “very” concerned together with her grandchildren, in addition to the Williamsburg Hornets cheer and soccer squads,” in keeping with a GoFundMe marketing campaign for her household.

“She was at all times at their video games cheering for the crew,” the organizer wrote within the description of the fundraiser, which has raised greater than $4,000 in donations as of Thursday afternoon.

Parsons had a giant coronary heart. Palumbo mentioned she stood by him after he had a medical emergency at work greater than a yr in the past, in keeping with WVEC.

“She stayed by my facet the complete time I used to be within the hospital, and once I awoke, she was there,” her fiancé recalled. “She by no means left.”

An investigation into Sunday’s crash is ongoing.

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