Shemikia Brown, Kyah, Peyton, and Justice tragically lost their lives in a fatal car accident near Millgate Road on Highway 146 in Livingston on November 9th, 2023, according to the Polk County Department of Public Safety. As the community grapples with the loss of these four individuals, there is a glimmer of hope as Shemikia’s youngest niece, Aubree, continues to fight for her life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The tragic event unfolded just after 10 p.m. when a Buick traveling south on Highway 146 lost control and veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a northbound GMC Sierra near Millgate Road. The driver of the Buick was identified as 34-year-old Shemikia Brown. The impact of the collision claimed the lives of Shemika and three of her children: Kyah (13), Peyton (11), and Justice (2). Aubree, aged 6, another of Shemikia’s children, sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The driver of the GMC Sierra emerged unharmed from the accident, according to troopers investigating the incident. However, the circumstances leading to Shemikia Brown losing control of the vehicle remain unknown, leaving investigators with the difficult task of unraveling the events that led to the tragic collision.
Amidst the grief and sorrow, the family is holding onto hope as Aubree battles for her life in the ICU. The young girl’s struggle has become a focal point for the community, which rallies around the family in support during these challenging times.
In the wake of this heartbreaking tragedy, Kedrick Harrison has taken the initiative to organize a GoFundMe campaign titled “Shemikia Brown and Family.” The campaign aims to raise funds to alleviate the financial burden of funeral costs and medical expenses. As of now, the campaign has garnered immense support, with $11,520 USD raised from 150 generous donations, although the target is set at $50,000. The outpouring of compassion demonstrates the community’s unity in the face of adversity.
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