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Jaylah Kassidy Hart, 1, dies following crash during funeral procession dies in Lincolntown, North Carolina
Jaylah Kassidy Hart died last weekend following the Friday crash in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Police tell WCNC-TV that the SUV driven by Jaylah's father was slowing down to move onto the shoulder to make way for the procession when his vehicle was hit from behind by a pickup truck.
God gained another beautiful angel. Our beautiful daughter Jaylah Kassidy Hart is now walking the streets of gold and hasn't got a care in the world. Only god knows why she was called "home" early. My wife Kathryn and I believe we know the reason. We believe she was put here to save other familes from going through what we had to over come. Giving other kids the chance to fulfill life to the fullest and enjoy all that life has to offer.
"My son and I heard a large crash,” witness Kim Travis said. “We didn't hear any screeching of any brakes or anything. Just a large crash and the woman was screaming, ‘My baby, my baby.’"
The child's mother said Jaylah was in a car seat at the time of the wreck.
A spokesman for the Lincolnton police department said in a statement that William Karey Jones, 38, slammed into the back of the car 21-year-old Silas Hart was driving with his young daughter and mother inside.