Woman Recounts Crash That Hurt 11 People

(Memphis) Tuesday’s rollover crash in Whitehaven can only be described as pure chaos.

“So much was going on, seeing all the blood, kids crying and moms crying, it freaked me out,” said LaTonya Stewart. Stewart and her three daughters were riding in the back of an SUV when it flipped over three times and landed on a house at Tulane and Shelby Drive Tuesday.

“What was going through your mind?” asked WREG’s Elise Preston.

“The kids, the kids,” replied Stewart.

Pinned between the SUV and the house was Stewart’s 6 and 10-year-old daughters.

Her 11-year-old crawled out of the mangled mess safely.

“She was screaming. ‘My sister’s, my sister’s, momma look at the kids,” recalled Stewart.

“Is that an image you could ever forget?” asked WREG’s Elise Preston.

“No ma’am, no ma’am,” replied Stewart.

Investigators say Kenosha Williams is to blame.

She admitted to popping Percocet, a strong painkiller, before getting behind the wheel and driving eight small children and two other adults in the SUV.

News Channel 3 stopped by Williams’ home Wednesday.

But her mother waved us off before we even walked up to the door.

According to court records, last year, Williams was charged twice for driving on a suspended license.

Stewart says she was friends with Williams before Tuesday’s accident.

She wouldn’t get into any details about the driver but says she’s praying for everyone involved.

“What is that prayer?” asked WREG’s Elise Preston.

“To give them strength that they need,” replied Stewart.

Right now, this mom is just focusing on her daughters and their recovery.

“The faith that I have in God, I don`t have any worries, but I would trade places with them in a minute,” expressed Stewart.

Stewart says some of the people who first rushed to the crash to help, didn’t have the best intentions.

The victim says someone stole the family’s money she had been saving to move.

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